Join the Madison Pig Parade, Celebrate History, And Win A PrizeAug 13th, 2013 | By Jacob | Category: Community News, History
In the early days of Madison’s rich history, pigs and other livestock roamed the streets of downtown Madison. Eventually, the women of the town worked together to have fences erected to keep the livestock off the streets and make the downtown area cleaner and safer for the children and families of the town. In celebration of the City of Madison’s 175th anniversary, the Rural Area Theater is sponsoring a Pig Parade to bring pigs back to the downtown streets in the form of art. The pigs will be secured along Range Avenue during the months of September, October, and November, and everyone is invited to create a life size pig to display. A cash prize will be awarded to the pig that is judged “best in show.” Rules of the pig parade are simple, but are put in place to ensure consistency, safety, and fun for the community: Pigs should be as close to life-size as possible and must be appropriate for viewing by all ages Pigs may be made from any material, but must be able to withstand outside weather conditions for three months Pigs will be secured to light poles along Range Avenue. However, the City of Madison or the Rural Area Theater is not responsible for damage or theft of the pigs In order to be eligible for judging, the pig must be original art created by the participant, and an official entry form must be completed Pigs may be submitted anytime between now and Sept. 20. Call 850-673-9585 to arrange to have your pig art displayed. Entry forms can be picked up at the Madison Chamber of Commerce or downloaded from www.celebratemadison175.org. For more information, call the Rural Area Theater at (850) 673-9585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your pig is ready, call the theater to arrange for display of your art. This is your opportunity to have fun, showcase your creativity, and help bring Madison’s wonderful history to life!