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After a bomb threat Friday, Hog Fest continued Saturday

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TEMPLE, Okla_There was an unexpected start to the Fourth Annual Hog Fest in Temple last night.  Those who attended had to be evacuated last night around eight thirty due to a bomb threat.  Police investigated finding nothing, so the festival continued today.

The hog fest is event started to provide awareness to the troubles area farmers have with feral hogs.  The fest includes a hunting contest where hunters compete for a variety of awards including largest hog, largest tusks, and the most hogs killed, which is measured by the pound.

While everyone was enjoying their time at the hog fest last night, someone decided to call in a bomb threat.   Authorities came and quickly alerted the event organizers.

Event organizer Justin Ellis said, "The Sheriffs came up, they said Justin we have a situation and we need to clear the property and Isaid lets do it. Whatever you need, let's go."

Police had everyone evacuated within 20 minutes. That is when police went to work to make sure the area was secure.  Cotton County Under sheriff David Johnston said, "we began a sweep on the area, checking for any devices, nothing was found."

Ellis was asked if there were any worries for today during the festival and he simply replied, "We're in Cotton County in southwest Oklahoma and I think people can take care of themselves."

So the festival continued today, without a thought towards the bomb scare of the night before. Those in attendance got to enjoy great music. They also got to pig out on some food, and see what local hunters brought in for the contest.

This two day event is not only fun, but it helps the community. Ellis said, "There are a lot of things that people benefit from this locally." Speaking about the certain benefits, Ellis said, "It pushes the local economy, like I said this is our fourth year, we expect three to five thousand people today."

For those three to five thousand people that attend, it's about seeing friends and neighbors. One attendee, Terri Kinder said she loves catching up with everyone. "Just the whole community coming together and everybody getting to come out here and enjoy one another's company. There are people that live down the street and you don't see them till you come out here so," said Kinder.

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