Large Flock of Fowls of All Kinds Will Be Released from Tops of Business Houses on Saturday - Yours for the Taking

How about a nice turkey for the Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table for free? Or how about a nice duck, or a chicken or some other kind of fowl? All free! Sounds rather unusual, doesn't it, but nevertheless a large number of fowls of every kind will be thrown from the roofs of the business houses in Angola next Saturday afternoon, beginning at 1:00 o'clock, which will be free to anyone who can catch them.

That's easy, isn't it? To find out how easy it is, just be on hand and enter the turkey and chicken catching contest when these birds are released. You will have no warning, of course, just at what point the fowls will be thrown out, but they will be in the business section and mostly on the public square. There is no charge for entry. The only thing you need to do is to catch them, tie them up, and put them over your arm and walk away with them. Why not try salt on their tails? That used to be an old-fashioned recipe for catching birds. Some folks say a turkey will hop onto a hot pole. Well, you may try any way you wish to catch them. One thing is certain - that if you are not in Angola next Saturday afternoon, you will miss oodles of fun and perhaps be short a fowl that might fly your way and right into your hands. In case blizzard weather prevails, the poultry throw will be held on Monday afternoon instead of Saturday.

The Steuben Republican, December 18, 1929​

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