Chicken by the tonSeveral tons of chicken will be cooked...

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June 13, 1996

Chicken by the ton

Several tons of chicken will be cooked in a 10-foot giant frying pan for an estimated 40,000 hungry visitors at the 48th Delmarva Chicken Festival tomorrow through Sunday at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury. Live entertainment, games, rides, exhibits, arts and crafts are scheduled throughout the three-day event. Twenty cooks will compete for more than $10,000 in cash prizes Saturday morning in the final competition of the Delmarva Chicken Cooking Contest. And Sunday afternoon, contestants will attempt to catch eggs, released from atop a crane, without breaking the fragile shells.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5: 30 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Call (410) 749-0144 or (302) 856-9037. Walk, run, bike, blade or boat, listen to jazz under a bridge or share a boat ride with a Dixieland band Saturday at the Schuylkill River Festival in Philadelphia. The day's events begin at 7 a.m. with a guided Riverside Bike Tour to Fort Mifflin. Participants will return by boat for a guided cruise and box lunch. Family activities continue until 8 p.m., including a Family Fun Skate, a 5K Riverside Run, antique and wooden canoe displays, dancing in the street to jazz bands, a family fishing contest and a zoo on wheels.

Admission to many events is free, a registration fee is required for some of activities. Call (215) 985-0412.

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