(Associated Press) An annual event attended by Birmingham residents will apparently be disrupted this year by a loose affiliation of beer-swilling members of a local militia known as "The Catfish Alliance", sources say. The family friendly "DarterFest" has been a local tradition for area naturalists since its inception in 1893, but officials are giving attendees advance warning that they may not wish to bring their children this year, citing rumors that Catfish Alliance members have made plans to crash the event. Even organizer Ferd C. Roads spoke on condition of anonymity: "I've heard about these guys. Nobody really knows who they are or where they come from, but they have disrupted similar events before, and Hell followed with them! We are warning all attendees to be prepared for the worst. We have also made arrangements to triple the supply of the locally crafted Slimy Sculpin Ale, which members of this Alliance are known to freely imbibe of." Police spokesman Gaspergou Corks also spoke off the record, stating that there would be increased security at this year's event. "These guys are like the Occupy Wall Street crowd, except worse. They set up house at any convenient nature preserve and pretty much just take over the whole place. They also muddy up the baptizin' crick, rendering it unfit for human use."
The number of Alliance members planning to attend is unknown at this time; however, the general consensus among area residents is that "One is one too many!". More as this story develops.