Mayor Bob ‘Turkey’ Taylor gets new feathers

Even turkeys need new feathers every few years. In this case, it is Brentwood Mayor Bob “Turkey” Taylor who donned new fowl duds for his annual charity drive for a local food pantry.

“”The tail feathers on the old one were shot up pretty good,” Taylor said.

And we most sincerely hope he is speaking figuratively.

The turkey tradition began a few years ago after Taylor put out a challenge to his elected peers: “If you donate money to my food pantry, I’ll wear a turkey suit!” He lost that bet and it has transformed into one of  Taylor’s most endearing mayoral duties.

Here’s a look at the old vs. the new feathers.


Brentwood Mayor Bob 'Turkey' Taylor in 2009


Brentwood Mayor Bob Taylor thanks Jim Myers, of Discovery Bay, while dressed as a turkey at MJ's downtown Cafe on Nov. 7, 2011, in Brentwood, Calif. Taylor was asking for donations for the Brentwood Regional Community Chest. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff)


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