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Pigs in a Blanket production for Tulip Time

HOLLAND, Mich.  (WZZM)-  With the main attraction at Holland's Tulip Festival in jeopardy this year, some are turning attention to another attraction. On Wednesday, dozens of church volunteers began making a dish called Pigs in a Blanket by the thousands.

The volunteers are using 6,000 meatballs wrapped with dough to represent Dutch heritage at the Tulip Festival.

"If you go to the Netherlands, you see Pigs in a Blanket all over the place," says Mary Jo Wiswedel, a volunteer at First Methodist Church.

There could even be more Pigs in a Blankets than Tulips in downtown Holland during the festival.

"A chance to taste Dutch food is also one of the biggest draws so that will have a big impact," says Tulip Time Festival Organizer Susan Zalnis.

One man from Illinois wasn't exactly sure what Pigs in a Blanket actually are. "Pigs refer to Pork, so maybe a hot dog," he said.

Hundreds of Pigs in a Blanket will be available when the festival begins. "We'll sell 300 of them during Tulip Time.  A lot of people will be buying them before the festival," says Wiswedel.


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