Peters Hollow Egg Fight canceled

Published 8:04 am Thursday, March 26, 2020

Like most other events, the Peters Hollow Egg fight scheduled Easter Sunday has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Norman Peters in a letter this week to area news media said, “It is with tremendous regret we have to announce that the 197th Peters Hollow Egg Fight will not take place Easter Sunday, April 19, 2020, and will be postponed to 2021.”
Peters said he and his family had discussed it, and felt that canceling the popular event was in the best interest of the health of family and friends during this unprecedented time for the community, country, and world.
“We realize that many people start saving eggs weeks before the event, so we wanted to get this information out as soon as possible,” Peters said.
This is the first time in almost 200 years – since the egg fight began in 1823 – that the event has been canceled. In the past, weather conditions, including snow, freezing weather, and rain have forced the event inside, but never has it been canceled.
It is an event that not only local people look forward to, but people who live out of state. Many travel from out of state to attend the Easter event, which is held after church Easter Sunday at the home of Norman Peters. For many families, it is a homecoming event.
Laura Baird, who was last year’s winner, will hold the title until the 2021 event.

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