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03/07/2013 – Lockheed Martin and UAHuntsville to Sponsor Egg Drop Competition – Middle school and high school students compete for a $500 cash prize.

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ACEF_logo_color-300x267Moulton, Alabama – The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival is seeking entries for its “Egg Drop for Future Engineers” competition where a cash prize of $500 is on the line. Lockheed Martin is partnering with the UAHuntsville College of Engineering in sponsoring the contest scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2013 during the ninth annual event.

The competition tests students’ skills in building the best contraption to catch a falling egg without it breaking allowing them to experience hands-on engineering challenges through a team approach. The contest is open to both middle and high school students and the winning teams in both divisions receive $500. Teams will be given 30 minutes to construct a device with materials supplied on-site that will cushion the egg. The egg must survive drops from four selected heights, each higher than the previous one.

An application is available for downloading at http://www.alabamachickenandeggfestival.com. Registration is free but those wishing to participant must pre-register by March 31, 2013.

For more information, call Lisa Steele at 256.566.6500 or the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival 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 family fun. The ninth annual event is scheduled for April 12-14, 2013 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton, Alabama. Daily admission to the festival is $5 per person 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, NHC Healthcare, Lawrence County Antique Tractor and Engine Club, 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, Roden Surplus Imports, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Education Partners are UAHuntsville 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. Photos available upon request.

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Written by 49 County News.Net

March 7, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Posted in Announcements

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