Residents mourn mascot, Bob the Turkey
by Megan Thornton
mthornton@cherokeetribune.com
January 18, 2012 12:00 AM | 3195 views | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bob the Turkey became Woodstock’s mascot by wandering downtown. He was struck and killed by a passing car Sunday. Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon said the bird was buried on the grounds of the Rubes Creek Water Reclamation Facility.<br>
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Bob the Turkey became Woodstock’s mascot by wandering downtown. He was struck and killed by a passing car Sunday. Woodstock City Manager Jeff Moon said the bird was buried on the grounds of the Rubes Creek Water Reclamation Facility.
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WOODSTOCK — Downtown Woodstock’s famous and beloved turkey mascot, Bob, who earned celebrity status last year simply by hanging out around Main Street, was killed by a passing car Sunday, according to a post on his Facebook page.

Bob, also known to some residents as Tom, was hit on Old Georgia 5 near the Serenade subdivision, where he is often known to roam the sidewalks and chase passing police cars.

On his Facebook page, which has garnered almost 1,500 fans, a page administrator posted the news Sunday around 4 p.m.

“We are so thankful for all the happy memories we have of him and how in some ways he brought the community of Woodstock together. We love you so much, Bob! You were a beautiful, hilarious, fun, and brave turkey,” a status update read.

Jeff Moon, Woodstock city manager, said the bird was buried on the grounds of the Rubes Creek Water Reclamation Facility. A few city employees were in attendance for the bird’s service early Monday morning, Moon said.

Various reports on Facebook indicate that the driver who allegedly hit Bob did not stop.

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woodstock mom
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January 18, 2012
Poor Bob, he will be missed. But don't worry Woodstock residents we still have that flock of turkeys we know as the mayor and city council.
Chris Dieguez
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January 20, 2012
I really miss that wonderful Bird. I used to drive by there just to see him and so many people stopped to look at him and take His Picture. It will be a long time before we who live in this area will forget if ever the great times he gave us.I wish we knew who hit him but there is a inhumane coward out there who will always hide his or her face . A bird that big would be hard to miss. I am sure that that person was either speeding or probably drunk or maybe driving without a license. It is sad that perhaps that person might have been able to save Tom ,Maybe ,had that person stopped. God knows who you are anyway!See you in Heaven Mr. Tom!!
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