The Frog Leg Festival...How it all began:
In 1990, several members of the City of Fellsmere were very concerned about the fact that there was no funding source available for the recreational needs of the children in Fellsmere. The Frog Leg Festival was a result of that concern and the brain child Fran Adams. She and local residents guessed frog leg dinners might be unique to entice folks to the city. Not realizing the draw of this event, some committee members helped set up the event and then went to the movies. Several Hours and 400 dinners later the frog legs were sold out! Growing pains were there!
Dick and Bob got the combo plate: frog legs, gator tail, coleslaw, fritters and grits. Lynne and I had the same thing, minus the gator tail (too much food for us). Of course we did try some of their gator (which was better than the frog legs…that needed some spices added—too plain!).
But this was the fella that caught my eye. I know two wee boys who would have been fascinated to see him!
One guy was walking around with a hat on his head that had a funky looking chicken on top of it! It was so dark that my photos didn’t do the man nor the chickie justice, so there are none to post. Bugger.
Would we go there again? No, not unless we were already in the area. It wasn’t an event that warranted the 3 hour drive (up and back), but what the heck. It was Thursday. We didn’t have a thing on our dance card, and so we went. Plus, we always love doing our part to support children’s events.
It was another adventure. Go out and make one for yourself today.
Happy birthday, sweet Haley A! Life is good in paradise, y’all!