The town is holding its 22nd Annual World Grits Festival and the highlight will be the Quaker Instant Grits Roll on Sunday (Apr. 15), where gritty competitors see who can collect the most pounds of grits by rolling around in them for 10 seconds.
Berry has competed in the Grits Roll for 20 years and has come in second or third numerous times, gathering about 38 pounds each time.
However, hes never won the whole thing, and thats his gritty goal for this year.
Berrys game plan is to wear coveralls, as well as sweatpants and sweatshirts that are turned inside out because the fuzzy side is stickier and collects more grits.
But the key will be in the last second, when he grabs as many grits as possible and shoves them down his shirt.
If Berry wins this year, he will receive $200, a mouthful of grits and, even better, bragging rights over all the other grits gatherers.
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