Chicken Festival Adds New Egg Mascot

US - During a press conference held at Joe Wheeler EMC on December 6, festival organizers for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival unveiled its new mascot, Scramble. Scramble will join the festival's official mascot, Nugget, who has been entertaining children in previous years.
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Advertiser photo by Ginger Grantham Nugget, left, and Scramble, right, discuss the upcoming Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Deputy Commissioner Glen Zorn at the press conference introducing Scramble. The festival will be April 12-13 in Moulton.

"Another equally important aspect in the poultry industry is the egg," said Event Coordinator Vicki Morese. "Nugget has been a popular entity with children and we want to create that same effect with Scramble. And, I must say it was love at first sight. We are anticipating a budding romance between Nugget and Scramble. Everyone needs to make plans to attend the festival to see what comes about between the two mascots."

Created and designed by Hartselle resident Dee Langley, Scramble's costume can best be described as a "rock star" egg sporting hip sunglasses and carrying a guitar. Scramble is sponsored by Family Security Credit Union in Moulton. Scramble's first appearance will be at the Moulton Christmas Parade on December 7.

Offering poultry-related food and entertainment, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; and eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs. This year's festival is set for April 12 & 13 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton.

The two-day outdoor festival also offers food vendors featuring poultry cuisine and live entertainment ranging from popular regional bands to a southern gospel egg-stravaganza. Attendees also have the opportunity to see over 100 chickens representing 25 different varieties with the live bantam chicken display. Other activities scheduled for the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival include: a motorcycle chicken run, chicken parade, BBQ chicken cooking contest, Little Chick Beauty Walk, Karaoke for Big Chickens, chicken bowling, and the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Agriculture Photography Contest. Admission to the festival is only $2 per person and free for those under 5 years old.

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