Domino the Turkey was the star of the show at the First National Parking Lot on Wednesday morning as many La Juntans showed up to see him pardoned by Mayor Jeffri Pruyn in her first official proclamation.

Domino the Turkey was the star of the show at the First National Parking Lot on Wednesday morning as many La Juntans showed up to see him pardoned by Mayor Jeffri Pruyn in her first official proclamation. Among the crowd was a rambunctious City Manager Rick Klein, who brought his knife and fork and threatened Domino. He was restrained by the crowd.

After the pardoning, a crowd of children stayed around to pet Domino, who is actually one of four pet turkeys of the Zumwalt family. Domino is quite tame and had his feathers fluffed out nicely the entire time. The children and grownups petting him did not seem to bother him at all. The only thing that made him nervous was the banging of the trash dumps as the city picked them up earlier.

Sheriff Shawn Mobley and his men served as the escort for bringing Domino to town from the Zumwalt place in North La Junta. Jody Bracy was a great help in facilitating the event and wrote the proclamation with all the proper “Whereas” statements. Everyone had such a good time, the pardoning will probably happen again next year.