Ryan Stoneberger pictured with his fiancée after purchasing the One Millionth chicken dinner at Poultry Days in Versailles
Photo: Steve Baker / Staff
Photo: Steve Baker / Staff

One Millionth chicken dinner sold at Versailles Poultry Days

With the first dinner sold in 1952, Versailles Poultry Days sold its One Millionth dinner Saturday shortly after 5:00pm. Ryan Stoneberger of Columbus purchased this dinner and was presented with gifts including a trip for two to Las Vegas from Zechar Bailey Funeral Homes, a supply of Platinum Chicken dinner tickets from Nelsons, and a one-year supply of MikeSells snacks. 

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This Ohio State graduate, originally from Cincinnati, wasn’t held back by a rain shower and in his raincoat stood in line for that delicious chicken dinner. 

Along with his fiancée, this is Ryan’s second year traveling to Versailles to compete in the Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. 

Placed end-to-end, one million of these dinners reaches half way around the earth. Jeff Lyme, 2018 festival chairman, remarked with the continued support of festival goers and the Versailles community, the festival will keep moving forward. Last year a record 27,620 dinners were sold and this year there are 28,500 dinners on the grounds. 

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The festival has one more day left to run and Sunday thousands of additional dinners will be prepared. 

Sunday is another day of friends, fun and attractions. Empty Tank and Eight Ball will perform in the Social tent which is open until 10:30 p.m. 

For details and the full festival schedule visit www.versaillespoultrydays.com.

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