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Sacramento Sheriff’s Activities League launches turkey drive

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Activities League will partner with Walmart stores this week to collect frozen turkeys for hundreds of recipient children and families for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Sheriff’s Activities League representatives and community K-9 Cooper will be at the Walmart store at 6051 Florin Road in Sacramento from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and at the Walmart at 8465 Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Wednesday to collect donated turkeys. People are encouraged to stop by and purchase a frozen turkey to contribute to the program.

The Sheriff’s Activities League provides activities and mentoring for youth as part of an effort to prevent crime.

The community donated approximately 300 turkeys during last year’s drive, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy