The \"First Annual National Hollerin' Contest\" is to be held at Spivey's Corner, in Sampson County, on June 28, 1969. Back in the days before telephones, neighbors would \"holler\" to one another for communication. Ermon Godwin Jr., of Dunn, decided that it might be fun to have a contest for the National Hollerin' Title of 1969, and when news of the coming event spread, he knew he had hit the jackpot. However, this is not the first \"national\" contest to be held in North Carolina. In the 1930s, the Wilson Jaycees held the National Family Basketball Tournament. Wilson also had the National Tobacco Auctioneer contest and Dunn held the First Annual National Grandmothers' Beauty Contest.