And The Winners Are…

Fall Festival 2011 JCCFS Cloggers
It’s time to announce the winners of the JCCFS Fall Festival Giveaway! I thank each of you who took the time to enter-I only wish I had tickets for each of you.

There were 22 entries in the giveaway. I used the handy dandy Random Number Generator to pick the winners from a numbered list of entry names. The first number generated was number 9…

Which corresponds with the name-Bill Burnett! The second number generated was number 1…

Which corresponds with the name-Lonnie Dockery. I hope those of you who didn’t win-still decide to come out to the JCCFS’s Fall Festival-it truly is a fun festival for all ages where you can see crafts, demonstrations, music, and dancing.

You might even catch the JCCFS Cloggers hovering in mid air (go back and check out the first photo in this post). Well-o.k. you might not see them hovering in real life-but I guarantee you’ll see some ankle breakers on both days of the festival!

Hope to see you there!




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    September 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Congratulations Lonnie and Bill!

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    Suzi Phillips
    September 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Polecats have always been skunks in my neck of the woods, too. Now, will someone please tell me the difference between a civet cat & a skunk? P.S.-Congratulations Bill & Lonnie!

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    September 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I SOOO wish I could come. **sniff**
    Congratulations to the winners! I hope they have a great time.

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    B. Ruth
    September 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Wellll, after some Googling, search engining, etc…I found the explaination why my folks (Irish, English, Scottish) called the American skunks “Striped Cats” and Polecats…Skunks are not the same varmit..but are called Polecats just the same…
    There are several varmits of African and or European origin..called Polecats..that also are very odorous when frightened as well, but is more akin to Minks, Ferrets and like Jim says, Weasels…There is one in particular named the “Stiped Polecat”…the term being Old English in origin, etc. etc…So by the time my folks smelled it in Appalachia they had probably shortened it and called it a “Stiped Cat”..Ha…
    How my Alabama Mother-in-law got the Polecat term is anybodys guess?…But that’s my story and I’m sticking to it….
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Jim Casada
    September 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Congratulations to Lonnie and Bill–Staunch mountain fellers, both of ’em, and they’ll be no strangers to the folk traditions on display at the Folk School.
    As for polecats, I’m virtually certain the word is European in origin and originally applied to one or more types of weasels. I know that historically British game keepers hated “pole cats” because they ate the eggs of gallinaceous birds (that’s for Miss Cindy, who loves those $10 words as I do–it just means ground nesting birds)such as grouse and pheasants.
    Jim Casada

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    Melissa P (Misplaced Southerner)
    September 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    How I wish I could get down for the festival – really, for any reason. This time of year, I really miss my mountains. Was thinking about my fond memories of time in North Carolina when I wrote my latest blog.
    Thought you and other “Blind Pig and the Acorn” readers might enjoy it, too. I sure welcome cross-bloggin!

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    September 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Congradulations to Bill and Lonnie
    on winning those tickets. Hope to
    see you all at the Sunday event.
    A few years ago one night at my
    house I smelled a skunk, got my
    flashlight and shined through the
    window, and there he was a diggin’
    grub worms in my back yard. I was
    not about to disturb him, but now
    one told my brave ole grey cat.
    He had whopped several stray dogs
    already but when he tried to let
    the skunk know he wasn’t welcome,
    just one swish was all it took to
    convince the cat that those grub-
    worms must be real tasty. And for
    several days it was a bad time at
    my house…Ken

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    September 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Congrats to Bill and Lonnie! Hope they have a wonderful time at the festival.

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    B. Ruth
    September 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

    To Mother-in-law North Alabama raised, transplanted TN resident always said, “Pole Cat”…I have never seen one up a pole myownself!…Only ‘possums!
    Now then, some of the family from Western NC..would say, “I smell a stripped cat!”..Never Skunk..go figure! When a child, I forever thought that Tabby cats stunk!
    Thanks Tipper, just had to jump in there…since I always wondered where the term “Pole Cat” came from…and still do!

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    September 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Thurmon-it is very common in my neck of the woods to hear people call skunks pole cats!
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia

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    Miss Cindy
    September 21, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Hey, congratulations to Lonnie and Bill. I’ll see you there!

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    Thurmon Allen
    September 21, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Tipper I know this is not where I should post this but since I can’t find the right place I am going to post my question here. Being Raised in North Alabma/Southern Tennessee out in the country my parents and grandmother would refer to a skunk as a pole cat. As time has gone by my grandmother and parents are no longer with me I thought of the pole cat the other day when I was outside early one morning and smelled a skunk. So I pose this question to you and your readers to see if there where this came from.
    A loyal reader Thurmon Allen.

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    B. Ruth
    September 21, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations to Bill and Lonnie on winning the tickets…
    I hope by October, Indian Summer will be coming in on time and rain will not spoil the festival!..
    I love the picture of the girls floating on a song/dance!…They look light as a feather…Wish I could do that…
    Thanks Tipper,

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