Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bring Out Your Chickens!!!

The chickens to debut at this year’s Spring Arts Festival
MINDEN, La—Chickens are getting in on the act this year as the Spring Arts Festival nears. Students from across the parish will be dressing up their pet chickens for the first annual chicken pageant. According to chairperson, Molly Bailey "if you don't have a chicken to dress up, we can get you one." The chicken pageant will be held on Saturday, April 30th on the main stage around the noon hour. Miss Minden Chandler Nelson will perform and officially open "ChickenStock" in song. Along with the chicken pageant, children will be encouraged to dress up in chicken costumes for prizes and ribbons and parade alongside the dressed up chicken. A rooster calling contest will follow the pageant with a cash prize for the loudest and best roster call. Participants can sign up the day of the festival. Cultural Crossroads is the designated arts agency for Webster Parish. They are supported this year by a capital grant from the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as an arts grant from the La. Div. of the Arts, the La. Dept of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the Shreveport Regional arts council. For more information about Cultural Crossroads or the festival check out their website at or email or

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