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Contest offers more than chicken feed

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2000

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the Soldotna Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Birch Street for the annual Progress Days barbecue, open house and the chicken sh*t contest starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.

"It's always worthwhile and fun," said Sue Singleton, the canteen manager at the VFW.

For the 11th year a crowd will gather to watch a rooster strut his stuff and do what chickens do in an unusual raffle.

The bird will be placed on a special paper marked with 1,152 two-inch numbered squares. When the chicken makes its mark, the lucky person who bought the anointed square receives a jackpot of more than $2,000, Singleton said.

"It's where it lands, not where it runs," she elaborated.

The first poop takes all. If it lands on a line, the pot is split among the holders of all squirted squares.

"We also sell T-shirts," Singleton said. "Those say, 'I paid for a chicken sh*t at the VFW.'"

If the winner is wearing the shirt, he or she gets a $50 bonus.

The squares sell for $2 each. The total pot comes to $2,304. Ten percent is set aside for charity, and the other 90 percent goes to the winners.

The process generally takes five to 45 minutes, depending on the digestive whims of the fowl perpetrator.

Trying to get the bird back in its box after it has completed its designated duty often provides a secondary bit of excitement, Singleton said.

The occasion also features a barbecue, live music and an open house until 4 p.m. to console people if the bird droppings don't fall their way.

Turk Coury, the VFW's official player for the occasion, will regale the crowd with a variety of musical entertainment, and VFW members will be on hand to answer questions about the organization.

As of press time, Singleton said she had not yet selected the 2000 super pooper rooster.

What's in it for the bird?

The lucky rooster gets to go home in one piece, unlike to roasters that end up on the grill for the barbecue.

Singleton speculated that the notoriety of the event might give the rooster something to crow about afterward at home.

"He can go back to the hen house and say, 'Hey, guess what I just did!'" she said.

HEAD:Contest offers more than chicken feed

BYLINE1:By SHANA LOSHBAUGH

BYLINE2:Peninsula Clarion

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the Soldotna Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Birch Street for the annual Progress Days barbecue, open house and the chicken sh*t contest starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.

"It's always worthwhile and fun," said Sue Singleton, the canteen manager at the VFW.

For the 11th year a crowd will gather to watch a rooster strut his stuff and do what chickens do in an unusual raffle.

The bird will be placed on a special paper marked with 1,152 two-inch numbered squares. When the chicken makes its mark, the lucky person who bought the anointed square receives a jackpot of more than $2,000, Singleton said.

"It's where it lands, not where it runs," she elaborated.

The first poop takes all. If it lands on a line, the pot is split among the holders of all squirted squares.

"We also sell T-shirts," Singleton said. "Those say, 'I paid for a chicken sh*t at the VFW.'"

If the winner is wearing the shirt, he or she gets a $50 bonus.

The squares sell for $2 each. The total pot comes to $2,304. Ten percent is set aside for charity, and the other 90 percent goes to the winners.

The process generally takes five to 45 minutes, depending on the digestive whims of the fowl perpetrator.

Trying to get the bird back in its box after it has completed its designated duty often provides a secondary bit of excitement, Singleton said.

The occasion also features a barbecue, live music and an open house until 4 p.m. to console people if the bird droppings don't fall their way.

Turk Coury, the VFW's official player for the occasion, will regale the crowd with a variety of musical entertainment, and VFW members will be on hand to answer questions about the organization.

As of press time, Singleton said she had not yet selected the 2000 super pooper rooster.

What's in it for the bird?

The lucky rooster gets to go home in one piece, unlike to roasters that end up on the grill for the barbecue.

Singleton speculated that the notoriety of the event might give the rooster something to crow about afterward at home.

"He can go back to the hen house and say, 'Hey, guess what I just did!'" she said.

HEAD:Contest offers more than chicken feed

BYLINE1:By SHANA LOSHBAUGH

BYLINE2:Peninsula Clarion

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the Soldotna Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Birch Street for the annual Progress Days barbecue, open house and the chicken sh*t contest starting at 2 p.m. Saturday.

"It's always worthwhile and fun," said Sue Singleton, the canteen manager at the VFW.

For the 11th year a crowd will gather to watch a rooster strut his stuff and do what chickens do in an unusual raffle.

The bird will be placed on a special paper marked with 1,152 two-inch numbered squares. When the chicken makes its mark, the lucky person who bought the anointed square receives a jackpot of more than $2,000, Singleton said.

"It's where it lands, not where it runs," she elaborated.

The first poop takes all. If it lands on a line, the pot is split among the holders of all squirted squares.

"We also sell T-shirts," Singleton said. "Those say, 'I paid for a chicken sh*t at the VFW.'"

If the winner is wearing the shirt, he or she gets a $50 bonus.

The squares sell for $2 each. The total pot comes to $2,304. Ten percent is set aside for charity, and the other 90 percent goes to the winners.

The process generally takes five to 45 minutes, depending on the digestive whims of the fowl perpetrator.

Trying to get the bird back in its box after it has completed its designated duty often provides a secondary bit of excitement, Singleton said.

The occasion also features a barbecue, live music and an open house until 4 p.m. to console people if the bird droppings don't fall their way.

Turk Coury, the VFW's official player for the occasion, will regale the crowd with a variety of musical entertainment, and VFW members will be on hand to answer questions about the organization.

As of press time, Singleton said she had not yet selected the 2000 super pooper rooster.

What's in it for the bird?

The lucky rooster gets to go home in one piece, unlike to roasters that end up on the grill for the barbecue.

Singleton speculated that the notoriety of the event might give the rooster something to crow about afterward at home.

"He can go back to the hen house and say, 'Hey, guess what I just did!'" she said.



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