Volunteers raise over $38,000 for Harford County Youth!
Bel Air, MD – On Friday, August 10, fifteen dedicated volunteers puckered up to kiss a pig onstage at the MD State BBQ Bash to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County. These 15 volunteers have spent the last 3 months working on their individual fundraising campaigns, attempting to raise the most money, and win the honor of Most Valuable Puckerer. These volunteers worked diligently in their fundraising campaigns, breaking records and over-shooting the goal of $35,000 by at least $3,000!
The race to win the golden pig trophy was close over the past three months, but in the end the winner was Scott Walker, Executive Director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Walker had a number of events, restaurant nights, and business partnerships throughout Bel Air, helping him raise money for his campaign. Walker raised over $7,000 in his campaign, breaking the record of last year’s star fundraiser, who held the record for most money raised by an individual in any Kiss-A-Pig. Scott was followed closely by Angelo Romano of APGFCU and Rocky Gonzalez of Harford County Government.
This event is a lot of fun for all volunteers, staff, and community members involved, but the purpose of the event is to benefit the youth of Harford County. As Club members’ dues are only $12 per year, it is critical to have successful fundraisers, such as Kiss-A-Pig, and the unwavering support of volunteers to continue providing high-quality programs and services to Harford County youth. Boys & Girls Clubs would like to recognize and thank our Event Chair, Howard McComas IV, Bree Turner, Paula Casagrande of Big House Signs, and all of our Candidates and Campaign Managers: Bryan Kelly, Michelle Joyner, Brenda Morrison, Rod Bourn, Joanne Shumaker, Teri Reis, Chief Leo Matrangola, Sheriff Jesse Bane, Team Glenwood, Frank Kellner, Paul Magness, Lisa Fuller, Senator Barry Glassman, and Tiffany Jones. We also want to thank our Candidates and Campaign Managers’ families, The Mill of Bel Air for lending us the pig, all of the businesses that hosted events and sponsored Candidates, and everyone at the Bel Air Downtown Alliance who assisted us in publicizing and coordinating the Kiss-A-Pig finale. This event would not have been possible without all of you! We look forward to another great Kiss-A-Pig next year!