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October 11, 2006

Smithville- If you like chicken, get ready for an annual tradition that makes chicken pot pie the center of attention.

The Smithville Improvement Group met today to announce this year's 11th Chicken Pie Festival. The event gets its name from a tradition that started at the old McAfee Hotel.

In the early 1900's, the hotel would always serve chicken pot pie to passengers on trains passing through the small town. Organizers say this year's event is sure to have something for everyone.  

"We have arts and crafts, we have pony rides, we have the gun slingers, we have all kind of activities, we have singing all day -different groups come in to sing. We have cloggers coming in, we just have a big day here," says Jack Smith.

The event will take place Saturday, October 28th from 10 am until 5 pm. The public will feast on chicken pie, cornbread, black-eyed peas, tea, and dessert. The event is free.

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