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Wildlife Festival is Saturday
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Hog wild: A boy drags a young pig toward the holding area in the pig chase at the 2006 Wildlife Festival. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Wildlife Festival will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The event offers something for everyone, whether you are 6, 16 or 60.
Planned activities for adults include a turkey shoot, game trophy room, and several arts and craft booths.  
Children will have plenty to do as well, including a catfish rodeo, pony rides, moonwalk and finger painting. They will also have their own area known as Kiddie Land.
The NASCAR Simulator is an attraction most people can enjoy, and the DUI simulator will help teach folks about the dangers of drinking and driving.
The event no one will want to miss is the pig chase, where children of all ages chase a pig around a muddy pen until they catch him and put him in a box.
Food will be in abundance. The menu will include barbecue, hot dogs, hamburgers, Boston Butt, chili and much more.
Door prizes will be given out, and a raffle for a $200 Wal-Mart gift certificate or an electric grinder will be one of the highlights of the day.
The fun won’t stop at 6 p.m., as a dance begins at 8 p.m. with the Southern Outland Band playing music for everyone.
The event is in its 26th year and was started in 1982 by local farmers. It’s primary purpose is to promote harmony and fellowship in the community; and give churches and other non-profit organizations an avenue to raise money for their causes.
Admission for the day event is $2 for adults and children, under 6, will be admitted free. Admission for the dance is $5.
For more information, call Beverly Johnson at 545-9111 or Becky Fowler at 545-2167.
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