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Chicken Art

The town of Forest is going to the birds! Chickens in fact. We're not talking about fried chicken or other chicken dishes we're talking about art.

Friday night people gathered in Downtown Forest for "Eggstravanganza, The Art Of Chickens", as a special fundraiser. Chickens are bought and decorated by supporters and businesses. The money raised will be used to purchase art for the Downtown Art Gallery.

Organizers say chickens take the town back to its roots.

"Forest has a rich history of, a rich history in the poultry industry. My grandparents were instrumental in bringing the poultry industry to Forest and to Mississippi back in the 60's and so this has been a vital part of our town", said LeaAnn Ellis, a Board Member with Forest Community Arts.

Ellis says efforts are underway to revitalize Downtown Forest and this is one of the projects that will help generate interest and funds to bring citizens back to the area.

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