Thursday, November 24, 2005

Pigging Out On Pig Intestines Highlights Festival

SALLEY, S.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A lot of folks will be pigging out this Sunday (Nov. 26) in Salley, South Carolina – but not on leftover turkey.

That’s because the “Chitlin’ Strut” is taking place and that means nearly 20,000 pounds of chitterlings – fried hog intestines – will be put into the stomachs of this year’s 40,000 attendees during the annual event.

Although the highlight is pigging out on pig intestines, there will also be a hog calling event where contestants try their best to squeal like a hog and a Chitlin’ Queen contest where foxy ladies strut their stuff for the crown.

The future Chitlin’ Queen doesn’t necessarily have to be a lover of the stinky smelling food. As festival spokeswoman Becky Brown puts it, “It’s just a beauty pageant.”

Past grand marshals for the festival, which dates back to 1966, have included the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, who is said to have never have liked chitlins, but didn’t mind watching others eat them.

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