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02/13/2013 ACEF Announces Date and Call for Entries for 2013 Little Chick Pageant

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ACEF_logo_color-300x267Moulton, Alabama – On Saturday, March 23, 2013, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival (ACEF) presents the annual Little Chick Pageant open to girls 19 years old and younger. The event takes place three weeks prior to the festival in the Lawrence County High School auditorium beginning at 10 a.m.

A preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama Pageant, the Little Chick Pageant is open to girls 19 years old and younger with age divisions set at 0-12 months, 13-23 months, 24-35 months, 3-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-10 years, 11-13 years, and 14-19 years old. The winner in each division receives a crown with all applicants receiving a pageant t-shirt and two free tickets to the ACEF.

As a preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama Pageant, the ACEF will pay entry fees to the Little Miss Alabama pageant for the winners of the Little Chick Pageant. For more information, visit www.littlemissalabama.com.

All first, second, and third place winners are also invited for a special introduction on the Logan Pharmacy Stage with Nugget and Scramble on Sunday, April 14th. Other winners to be selected are Most Photogenic, Best Smile, and Most Beautiful.

The entry deadline is March 8 by 5 p.m. and may be mailed to ACEF, PO Box 66, Moulton, AL 35650 or dropped off at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce located at 12467 Alabama Highway 157 in Moulton.

For complete registration information and entry form, visit the Festival’s web site at www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com and click on “Contests” or for more information, call Pageant Chair Debbie Blankenship at 256.476.1683 or Shannon Kerby at the ACEF office at 256.905.0700.

About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is an interactive agricultural experience offering old-fashioned fun, food vendors featuring chicken entrees prepared in a variety of ways, and live entertainment by popular regional bands and local favorites. The ninth annual event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2013 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Admission to the festival is $5 for adults and children 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Jamie Hood Jewelers located at 1690A Beltline Road in Decatur, Ala., and at 2504 East Avalon Avenue, Suite A in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs; and a Down on the Farm area featuring agriculture exhibits, antique tractors, and southern folk life artists such as quilters, saddle makers, farriers, potters, blacksmith and basket and broom makers. Other activities include an egg roulette competition, Motorcycle Chicken Run, and Little Chick Pageant, a preliminary to the Little Miss Alabama pageant.

Sponsors committed for the 2013 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence County Commission, Lawrence County Board of Education, Stovall Marks Insurance, Logan Pharmacy, Wal-Mart, Marshall Durbin, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Billy Mitchell Jewelry, Bank Independent, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Golden Flake, Cackle Hatchery, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, Huntsville Hospital, Lawrence Medical Center, The Burch Agency, Dr. Don Beach, Lewis Innovative Technologies, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Home Depot, Regions Bank, Jamie Hood Jewelers, John’s Bar-B-Que, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, Alabama Tourism Department, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Manna Pro, Tractor Supply, Pointer’s Lawn and Tree Care, Alexander Lumber, Lockheed Martin, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Education Partners are University of Alabama in Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAAY 31 TV, WALW 98.3, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, WTAK 106.1, Hot Stuff, WQAH 105.7, and 103.1 WEUP.

For more information, visit www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com or follow the event on Facebook, @alabamacef, and www.MySpace.com/alabamachickenandegg

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Written by 49 County News.Net

February 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM

Posted in Current Events, News

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