June 10, 2010
Want to see your favorite (or least favorite) public official pucker up to a snorting swine?
Youngsters in the Grand Animals 4-H Club of Granby hope people do.
The Club hopes to raise money for its 4-H activities, for the annual 4-H Scholarship fund and for a small improvement to the fairgrounds with a “Kiss the Pig” contest, to be held this summer at the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo, Aug. 2-8.
Already enlisted in the contest are the three county Commissioners: Nancy Stuart, Gary Bumgarner and James Newberry; 14th Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham; President of the County Fair Board Kathy Allen; and Granby Mayor Jynnifer Pierro.
Collection jars with a photo for each are being placed at locations throughout the county, soliciting $1 votes for that person most deserving of a sloppy pig kiss.
Julie Martin, mother of a 4-H youngster, said the club aimed to choose “people who would be good sports.”
Meanwhile, the 28-member 4-H club has been divided into campaign groups to support each of the six potential live swine suitors.
Each group will be raising money for their particular contestant.
Liz Oldham’s 4-H group recently held a bake sale at Granby’s City Market to raise funds for her jar.
Other group members are thinking of hosting hot dog stands at Country Ace Hardware in Granby, or some may host fundraising activities at the upcoming Granby Fest on June 19.
– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.