General Interest Items – January 23, 2013

Posted on Jan 20 2013 in General by admin

2.1 Pig Tales – Smithfield – Register by January 24
2.2 National Cornbread Cook-Off – South Pittsburg, TN – Deadline Is February 28
2.3 Creation Museum Photo Contest – Repeats Weekly Until May 2013


2.1 Pig Tales – Smithfield – Register by January 24

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA

Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $10/child; includes a small snack and craft supplies. Admission to the museum is free. Registration by January 24 is required. The event is designed for children ages seven through twelve.

Pigs and hogs are linked to the history of America and Isle of Wight County. Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World from Spain with eight pigs while Hernando deSoto brought 13 hogs to Florida. Since that time, swine have flourished in North America. A relatively easy animal to raise, the pig was a staple for most farmers by the 17th century, and in Smithfield, the first ham export business laid the framework for this area’s future. This educational program elaborates upon this area’s fascination with all things porcine. Activities include a special piggy craft, a scavenger hunt and making a candle from lard. Participants are encouraged to read Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Farmer Boy before attending.

For more information or to register, contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757-356-1223 or

2.2 National Cornbread Cook-Off – South Pittsburg, TN – Deadline Is February 28

South Pittsburg, TN

Deadline is Thursday, February 28. Open to adults who are not food professionals. See the first link for additional requirements, and information on cornbread. Register at the second link.

Ten finalists will travel to the finals of the National Cornbread Cook-Off, sponsored by Martha White® and Lodge® Cast Iron, in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, on April 27, 2013. Travel, lodging, and ingredients are the responsibility of the contestant, but $500 is provided to defer costs. The challenge is to find the best main-dish cornbread recipe prepared with at least one package of MarthaWhite Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge® Cast Iron cookware.

One first-prize winner will receive $5,000 cash, a 30-inch FiveStar® stainless steel gas range, and special gifts from Lodge® Cast Iron and Martha White. The remaining finalists will be ranked and receive lesser amounts and also gifts.

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2.3 Creation MuseumPhoto Contest – Repeats Weekly Until May 2013‎

The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years Photo Contest will continue for the 25 weeks leading up to May 2013. The Creation Museum says,” Snap a photo of your copy (or tablet device while displaying your copy) of The Lie: Evolution/Millions of Years in front of an unusual location (such as a place that promotes a creation or evolution worldview, like a museum, zoo, national park, etc.). E-mail your photo to [following the contest rules]. Weekly winners will receive two general admission tickets to the Creation Museum and two DVDs from Answers in Genesis!”

“One grand prize winner (to be selected in mid-May, 2013, receives a free all-family one-year pass to the Creation Museum*, two nights at a nearby hotel, plus over a dozen free DVDs and books. Total grand prize package value is over $500! (Winners living outside the United States may choose to receive an alternative prize package).” Check the website for all the details.

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