There was standing room only as more than 150 people gathered in support of the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center for Pig-stravaganza. Attendance at the event reiterated the need for a larger facility.The event began with a delicious pork dinner catered by Houston’ Meat and Produce. Over 50 items donated by Mt. Juliet businesses were on display for raffle chances. The band, Fast Forward, set the mood with lively bluegrass music. Laughter filled the room as two helium filled piggy balloons volleyed through the crowd. Kevin Pigg sold every floating pig in his game of chance.
The pig-calling contest stole the show as eight contestants demonstrated their best calls. After much deliberation, Celebrity Judges, Mayor Ed Hagerty, Judge Andy Wright and Judge John Gwin announced, Nancy Pullin as first place winner and the proud recipient of “Penelope the cement pig.”
Emcee, Richard Leedy, gave special recognition to all sponsors, volunteers and donors. In addition to their sponsorship, Best Buy contributed 10 volunteers to assist with the event. Wilson Bank & Trust, Mt. Juliet Health Care Center, Life Care Center, Verna Knight and Pryor Family Dentistry also sponsored the event.
The premier Pig-Stravaganza event raised over $5,000 for it’s important mission to provide a place for older adults aged 55and over to gather for social, educational and recreational programs and to alleviate isolation and loneliness among the elderly.
For more information about the center call 758-9114.