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Pignapping: Roman Roast on the River Promises Music, Barbecue, But No Wood Pigs

May 10, 2013 -- 8:55pm


By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)
The manhunt is on in Floyd County to find the suspects involved in a late-night abduction at Ridge Ferry Park. 
The unfortunate victims of this heinous crime are two 7ft, 60-pound wood pigs.  
“Had a couple of pigs that were letting everyone know where the event was going on and they got pig-napped a couple nights ago,” says Kristi Kent of Rome/Floyd Parks and Recreation, sponsors of Roman Roast on the River. “We decided to put a reward out there. We’re giving out a pound of bacon to anyone that has information related to the retrieval of the pigs.” 
If you’re a fan of the pig, smoked, fried or slathered in a tangy marmalade, then this weekends’ Roman Roast on the River is your event. 
Thousands are expected to pack Ridge Ferry Park today and tomorrow to sample the finest barbeque pork Northwest Georgia has to offer. They’ll be live music, a free Kids Zone and over 65 different booths of mouth-watering barbeque. 
“Both days are set up like the Chili Cook-off, where you get from booth-to-booth, tasting. Friday night is wing tasting. Saturday night is Barbeque tasting. You’ll be given a few tickets that will let you vote on who your favorite teams are.” 
The event runs from 10-5pm on Saturday and until 10 tonight. Admission is $10. 

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