Brad Turasky, vice president of Turasky Meats, was named a “Celebrity Citizen” of Springfield Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion.
Son of long-time Lithuanian-American Club member and officer Joe Turasky, Brad is a third-generation owner in the Turasky family meat-processing business. His honor came in recognition of his successful volunteer work in bringing the 2015 American Association of Meat Processors convention, with its 1,200 to 1,500 members, to the Prairie Capital Convention Center and Hilton Springfield. (According to the Feb. 9, 2013 State Journal-Register.)
A fourth-generation Springfield Lithuanian-American, Brad is the great-grandson of the late Joseph Turasky, born in Lithuania in 1881. To read more about the business started as a slaughterhouse in 1949 that has since become a custom meat retailer to many of Springfield's restaurants, go to this link: http://www.turaskymeats.com/about-us.html