From desperation to jubilation, the 2018 Tri-Valley Turkey Burn at times raised safety concerns because of unhealthy air and possible rainy weather only to ultimately bring sunshine and about 1,200 registered participants to Pleasanton's Ken Mercer Sports Park on Thanksgiving Day morning for the 5K/10K family fun run.  The theme of "I AM THANKFUL FOR ... " with smiles to match ruled the day. Though the numbers are still preliminary, the charity fund-raiser appears to have come close to the record financial performance of last year's event. Sponsorship fees and donations for various swag will go the Pleasanton North Rotary Foundation for grants supporting area youth programs.  Thanks to Mark Linsky, Mike Cherman and their team for their incredible effort and impressive results.