New Ham Fest addition booming with interest
by Jake Lowary --
Aug 03, 2005 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The newest addition to the Trigg County Country Ham Festival is booming with interest, said Renaissance Director Cindy Sholar, and only expected to grow with popularity.

Sholar announced two weeks ago that Trigg County would be selling concrete pigs that can be painted and decorated at the buyer’s discretion.

“We are what we are and we are all about pigs,” Sholar said at the Ham Fest committee meeting July 18.

She said she anticipated some popularity with the new idea, however since that time, she has sold all the pigs she had originally ordered and already begun selling ones that will take some time to make.

Sholar is purchasing the pigs through Bob Brame, at Cadiz Do it Best Hardware. Each pig is priced at $100, which includes a personalized plaque that will accompany the porker on his journey.

Calling them a “conversation piece,” Sholar expects popularity to boom once residents begin seeing them across town.

“A lot of people haven’t seen them, and they are hard to imagine,” Sholar said adding that many of the potential buyers have told her they “want to wait and see” before making a final purchase.

A small operation is manufacturing the pigs in southern Indiana. Sholar said there is only one mold of the pig, which is standing, and is currently being used to produce 30 of the permanent porkers for the city of Madison, Ind. which she said was “doing the exact same thing.”

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