Have you heard the news? The Nebraska Pork Producers Association will be 50 years young in 2011 and it’s going to be a year-long celebration of service to Nebraska’s pork producers, pork industry, allied members and consumers! To honor this special milestone, NPPA is “amping” up its annual events like Ribs and Bibs, Pork Industry Day and Ribfest, but we’re also celebrating with a One Big Night on September 24, 2011 at the Stone Creek Event Center in McCool Junction.
We’ve already held a 50th Anniversary Logo contest and selected a winner – 13-year-old Taven Zelnio of Lincoln, Neb. Zelnio entered the contest after searching the web for local contests and knew that he had what it takes to compete in the 50th Anniversary Logo Contest. The logo incorporates the current Nebraska Pork Producers Association logo while highlighting the service the association has provided over the years.
“This experience was good practice for if I ever decide to follow in my father’s footsteps, and work for a publishing company,” Zelnio said. “I’ll use my winnings to save up for college so that I can achieve whichever career I pursue.” Zelnio’s father leads a small publishing company.
However, NPPA wants to get even more involvement through its year-long celebration. If you could attend the ultimate 50th Anniversary Celebration, how would you celebrate? What creative and cost-effective pork-style celebration would top off the event of the year? NPPA wants to hear your ideas on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the association and Nebraska’s pork producers. What could “amp” up an annual event like Pork Industry Day or the Capital City Ribfest?! Let NPPA know your thoughts by leaving a comment or sending NPPA an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.