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Hundreds of people made a point to attend the Tenth Annual Hog Day Give-Away at the Davis, Kessler, and Davis law office in Winchester on Friday.
Residents from Franklin County and beyond are known to look forward to this unique event each year. Not only is it an opportunity to join friends, neighbors and local politicians for food, music and fun, but there is also a chance to win a special prize — two large hogs.
Being such a widely known event, politicians always stop in at Hog Day to meet and speak with constituents.
Attorney Floyd Don Davis stated that attending the event is good luck for many politicians, as in years past the candidates who have announced their candidacy at his business were later elected.
Several politicians made appearances this year including U.S. Rep. Dr. Scott DesJarlais, State Sen. Janice Bowling and State Rep. David Alexander.
Other local government officials, such Franklin County Property Assessor Bruce Spencer, Franklin County Sheriff Tim Fuller, Franklin County Trustee Randy Kelly, Assistant District Attorney Steve Blount and Judge Thomas Farris, popped in to enjoy the small town camaraderie and a shot at taking home the hogs.
DesJarlais, who has been to the event three consecutive years, said he was happy he was able to once again make it to this Franklin County tradition.
“My wife Amy and I are glad to join in on this event and thank the Davises for inviting us to be here,” he said. “It’s definitely a great place to meet up with friends, and today ended up being such a beautiful day for it with the warm weather. I know everyone is having a great time.”
Fun was definitely had by all who went to the event, and with chili, hot dogs and Moon Pies, it’s certain that no one left hungry.
Throughout the day, those who stopped by would also take a peek in a trailer parked outside the law office and then make their best guess at the combined weight of the pigs.
After everyone had made their guesses, the pigs were taken off to be officially weighed.
As of Monday morning, this year’s lucky winner, who will be bringing home the bacon, so to speak, was still unknown. The Herald Chronicle will provide an update once the winner and the weight of the hogs are announced.