The Effingham County Kiss-a-Pig Campaign Committee is hosting a costume contest for children 12 and under on Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Domino’s Pizza parking lot on Highway 21 in Rincon. The entry fee is $3 for early registration and the deadline is Oct. 22. The day of event entry fee is $5 and contestants must be registered by 12:45 p.m.
Domino’s will be selling pizza by the slice and donating all proceeds to American Diabetes Association. The American Diabetes Association pig mascot will also be in attendance. The pig is honored by the Association as the original source of insulin.
Prizes will be awarded for first and second place for various categories such as cutest, scariest, most original, etc. Prizes are donated by local businesses.
Effingham County, first-time contestants in Kiss-a-Pig, will be represented by Troy Alford of Coastal Chevrolet. Effingham County will be competing against community leaders from other counties and representing a wide variety of professions. A contest between community leaders to raise money, Kiss-a-Pig enjoys wild popularity among area locals.
The Effingham County team is getting an early start on fundraising in its attempt to kiss a pig, considered an honor. Winners of the contest will be announced May 30, 2009, during the closing ceremony gala at the Hyatt Regency Savannah.
The theme for 2009 is “The OlymPigs,” a spoof on the Olympics. In keeping with the theme, Effingham County has a Junior Olympics event scheduled for Feb. 28.
Many other fundraisers are planned and the community is encouraged to help Effingham win.
For more information on the costume contest, contact Michelle Brinson or Tammy Donovan at 826-4286 or 547-5918.