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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The husband-calling contest

Some small-town festivals have pig-calling contests, while others celebrate them with watermelon-eating face-offs.

For the past four years, Waynesburg, Pa.'s, venerable Rain Day festival has thrown a husband-calling contest where the winner is judged for being the most obnoxious contestant.

"The highest scorer is the last woman I'd want to have as a wife calling me," the borough's police chief, Tim Hawfield, told the Observer-Reporter newspaper in Washington, Pa. He thought up the silly affair and serves as one of its judges.

1 comment:

Amanda B. Gillooly said...

Really? He told the Observer-Reporter? I never would have imagined! Nah, just cuttin up on you buddy. I should have been invited to this shindig. Just. My. Scene.