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Sausage Fest Kicks Off with Chicken Dance Contest

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Students at Christ The King in Richland are getting ready for Sausage Fest this weekend, as always as chickens. 

Thursday morning, students kicked off the annual event with their "Chicken Dance" contest. 

Kids came up with costumes and their own dances to compete for the judges, including NBC Right Now's Shane Edinger.

1st graders, Mary Portch and Tovi Flynn, dressed as a bride and groom, won the dance contest. However, organizers say it's the community and the school that are the real winners at Sausage Fest. 

"It's the biggest thing in terms of raising funds for the school that we do every year," said a Sausage Fest General Chair Robert Voke, "it does raise a lot of money, but it's a community event as well. We see this as giving back to the community. We really try and make this a fun event for everybody."

Sausage fest starts Friday night at 5 and runs through Saturday night at Christ The King on Stevens Drive.

The fundraising event offers sausages, funnel cakes, beer gardens, a farmers market, family activities and musical performances among much more.