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24th Annual Possum Queen Contest coming January 1, 2014.

POSTED December 21, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


The 24th annual Possum Queen Contest is coming back to the Litchfield Inn this Possum Day, January 1st. This tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant (Where beauty and talent have nothing to do with it, it’s all about bribing the judges!) has been a tremendous success for some unknown reason. Maybe it’s because we put the FUN in FUNdraising?

There is no other event of its kind anywhere in the world, so you will not want to miss it! The doors of the Litchfield Inn open at 12 Noon and the fun begins immediately on Possum Day. Please be prepared to bribe early and often! And yes we do take credit cards, checks and even cash!!!

The Possum Queen Foundation is a 501c3 charitable foundation which helps local people who have extenuating medical problems and expenses. All the bribe money goes to help those people through some tough times!

Will there be entertainment? Good question! It all depends on what your view of entertainment is, but there will be several people/groups vying for the coveted Possum Queen Crown this year as the talent competition is already filling up!!!

The acts promises to be somewhere between: “What the heck was that?” to “That was hysterical!”

Who will wear the Possum Queen Sash and receive the bouquet of dead roses and claim the right to play dead for an entire year in 2014? Just wait and see!

The Possum Queen Live and Silent Auctions have been a big hit for years!

Here's a few of some interesting auction items at Possum this year:

4 Green Monster seats for Saturday, July 5th vs the Yankees in Fenway.

A short silver fox ladies coat! (It's gorgeous!).

A mink stole!!! (No explanation necessary!!!).

Yankees tickets (4) at Yankee stadium.

A complete set of 1964 (50 years old by Possum Day) giant-sized baseball cards. They only made these cards in 1964 and in 1971 so they are rare and there are several Hall of Famers in the pack including Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson and Roberto Clemente.

We’ve also got tickets to a Broadway Play up for grabs at the auctions…..

And here's the kicker: An autographed violin from Charlie Daniels!!!!

Doors open at 12 noon for Possum at the Litchfield Inn....on Possum Day, January 1st.

Many more auction items will be available, but you will just have to come and see for yourself.

Much needed food and drink for sustaining your energy for Possum Day is available at the Litchfield Inn as well!!!

As mentioned, we are a 501c3 charitable foundation! Donations are tax deductible!

Please plan to get to the Possum Queen Contest early; parking is at a premium for this event!

Oh, and if you want to wear your most garish outfit, it would probably be a good idea!

PQ Media Contact: Brent Hawkins (860) 309-9545

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