Today is Gainesville and Hall County day at the state Capitol, better known as Chicken Box day.
The box, which resembles a barn with the likeness of a chicken extending from it, is the annual gift of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. The box includes a sampling of Wrigley’s chewing gum, a bottle of wine from Chateau Elan, a miniature Kubota tractor, a bottle of Lake Lanier Islands water and a first-aid kit from Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
"The boxes are always quite popular," said Kit Dunlap, president and chief executive of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. "We’ve been doing this for about a dozen years. At first, they thought it was something from Chick-fil-A."
The boxes, which are delivered to the Capitol by Adams Transfer and Storage, are given to all 180 representatives and 56 senators.
The day coincides with an annual visit by the class of Leadership Hall.