The festivities kicked off with a series of what the governor called “dad jokes on steroids,” as she pardoned a turkey.READ MORE: MLB Owners Impose Lockout After CBA Expires
“I had a whole speech written for this, but I think I’m just going to ‘wing it,'” she said. “Without ‘feather ado,’ I want to make sure we meet this nice turkey here… This turkey was in a ‘gravy danger’ before I decided to pardon him.”READ MORE: Federal Hearing Focused On Conditions At Rikers Island
Hochul signed a proclamation pardoning Sullivan “Sully” the turkey.MORE NEWS: First U.S. Case Of Omicron Variant Detected In California
Sully was donated by the Jaffe family from Snowdance Farms.