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Opening Arguments

The silly season

The world is getting to be such a serious place that I'm glad there are still a few silly things left, like this Wells County 4-H Fair opener:

The Bluffton Fire Department's “Greased Pig” contest saw children in different age groups compete to see who could catch a greased pig in the shortest time. Over 100 entry forms were completed by youngsters eager to test their skills in the mud at the horse and pony arena.

Let's enjoy it while we can. PETA is probably working on shutting such things down even now. These contests have to be embarrassing for the pigs. Perhaps not as embarrassing as putting hats and funny clothes on cats, which should be a federal offense, but bad enough.

Posted in: Hoosier lore


Harl Delos
Tue, 07/15/2008 - 8:10am

One of the bars in New Haven used to have a cowchip-throwing contest. Has it ceased?