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November 12, 2004

Alapaha - People in the small town of Alapaha have gone hog wild! "There will be an information booth about Hogzilla, we're having a pig collection exhibit at the bank, there will be the world's largest hogzilla sausage on display," said Sylvia Roberts.

Christmas trees are covered with pig ornaments, and there's even a hog calling contest. It's all part of this year's Alapaha Station Celebration. "When we had our first meeting we decided to go with an open theme and then we said since we've got this Hogzilla deal going on we'll go with the Hogzilla theme," said Becky Davis.

The 1,000 pound hog was reportedly killed at River Oaks Plantation back in June. "People have been calling form all over the U.S. asking about Hogzilla and wanting t-shirts," said Carla Parrish.

"Everybody just got excited and ideas starting coming from everywhere," said Libby Dean.

And every festival deserves a good parade. This year's floats are more creative than ever....there's even an entry from the "Ladies of the Hogzilla Society." "We're gonna have 8 ladies dressed up, a hogzilla queen, and we're going to be dressed in full high society attire," said Dean.

The celebration starts with a gospel sing Friday night at the old gym. The parade down Main Street starts at 10:30 Saturday morning with arts, crafts, and entertainment all day long.

posted at 3:45 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com