Acton Celebration for the Turkeys Program 2015

Acton Celebration for the Turkeys Program


12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Event registration
(Please note that the sanctuary gates will not open until 12:15 p.m.)

12:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Sanctuary time
Visit staffed barns at your own pace and connect with rescued animals

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Opening remarks by Farm Sanctuary’s President and Co-founder, Gene Baur

2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Turkey feeding ceremony in the courtyard
Watch the turkeys enjoy a Thanksgiving feast of their own


3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

“Talking Turkey” by Farm Sanctuary’s National Shelter Director, Susie Coston

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Dessert reception in the courtyard
Meet other event guest
Enjoy coffee and vegan desserts
Book Signing by Gene Baur
Bid on silent auction items

5:00 p.m.

Gift shop closes

12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Silent Auction Open
Bid on farm-animal-themed items to benefit the rescued Farm Sanctuary animals

Featured Speakers

Susie CostonNational Shelter Director Susie Coston joined Farm Sanctuary in March 2000, following six years of working for a veterinarian and a sanctuary in West Virginia. Before that, she worked with humans with disabilities, but she felt her calling was to work with animals. Susie has been a mentor to many of her peers — some of whom have started their own sanctuaries throughout the United States. She shares her deep understanding of farm animals by bringing the stories of love, life, and loss of Farm Sanctuary’s rescued animals to the public. She oversees a staff of caregivers, feeders, cleaners, and project workers to ensure that the hundreds of farm animals sheltered at Farm Sanctuary each year receive the best possible care at every stage of their lives.


Gene Baur with rescued farm animal at our farm animal sanctuaryGene Baur is president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 25 years, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses inflicted by industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. Gene’s latest book, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life: The Ultimate Guide to Eating Mindfully, Living Longer, and Feeling Better Every Day (Rodale), delivers five tenets for maintaining and sharing a compassionate, vegan life. His previous best-seller, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food (Touchstone), was published March 2008.