From the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County:
Excitement is growing as candidates are throwing events, people are voting, and a pig is getting ready for its big day … Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County’s 2011 Kiss-A-Pig is underway! After 16 years, over 75 kisses, and 15 kissed pigs, $265,000 has been raised for youth development programs that help the young people of Harford County who need us most.
This annual event pits volunteers from Harford County, Kiss-A-Pig Candidates, against one another in a fundraising battle for the privilege of kissing a pig and being crowned the 2011 Most Valuable Puckerer. Since the first Kiss-A-Pig in 1996, the roster of candidates has included an impressive set of individuals, such as Harford County Executives, Sheriffs, and Council Members. From June 23rd–August 13th, candidates will run individual fundraising campaigns; each dollar raised equals one vote in support of a candidate. The public will get to see the actual pig kissing happen on Saturday, August 13th during the Babe Ruth League’s Cal Ripken World Series on Cal Senior’s Field at The Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Maryland. The votes will be tallied at 6:45pm; the candidates with the most votes will kiss a pig between 7:00pm and 7:30pm.
2011 Kiss-A-Pig Chair: William Morrow – Rite Aid
Roster of 2011 Kiss-A-Pig Candidates:
Linda Aaby, The Aegis
Steve Behymer, The Towne Pub & Restaurant, Ravens Nest #26
Glenn Gillis, SURVICE Engineering Company
Lance Hersh, Saxon’s Diamond Center / Aberdeen Rotary
Vicki Mengel, That Sports Store
Matt Pramschufer, E-Moxie
Vi Ripken, Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County
Wini Roche, Harford County Office of Tourism
Tamera Rush, SRC & Women In Defense
Chris Seling, Christopher Seling and Associates
Mike Stewart, RBC Wealth Management
Major Dale Stonesifer, Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Susan Stover, APGFCU
See the events the candidates will be hosting by looking at our website , http://www.bgcharfordco.org, checking out our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/BGCHC, “liking” the Cal Ripken World Series-Aberdeen Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/crwsaberdeen, or by following the Cal Ripken World Series-Aberdeen on Twitter @CRWSAberdeen.
Please vote for your favorite candidate by making a donation online at http://www.bgcharfordco.org or through our facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/BGCHC. You can also mail your donations to: Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County 100 E. Bel Air Avenue Aberdeen, Maryland 21001. Please identify which Pig Kisser you are “voting” for.