LINCOLN – Nebraska pork producers celebrate their 50th anniversary with creativity and style as they raise money for the Food Bank for the Heartland with “Pigs on Parade.” This public art project gives Nebraskans the exclusive opportunity to decorate their own 2-foot-tall fiberglass pig.
The white fiberglass pigs, manufactured by IconPoly of Gibbon, Neb., will serve as a canvas for the creativity of participating Nebraska individuals and businesses that take part. Participating pig buyers get a life-sized pig to decorate with creativity. This exclusive offer for fiberglass pigs must be purchased by March 1, 2011.
“The Pigs on Parade art project is a great way for businesses to support their local and state pork producers as we celebrate 50 years of good pork production practices,” said Mallory Wittstruck, 50th anniversary event coordinator. “While it celebrates our anniversary, it also raises money for the Food Bank for the Heartland.”
“Businesses can have their employees decorate the pig or work with a local artist to do it for them,” said Russ Vering, a NPPA board of director member. “Even getting the community involved or having local elementary students decorate the pig as an art project is a fun way to raise hunger awareness in Nebraska.”
The One Big Night held in McCool Junction, September 24 is NPPA’s anniversary celebration where past NPPA and Porkette presidents, Pork Queens, board of directors and others will be recognized. Not only will pork industry leaders will be awarded for their dedication, but will continue giving back to their communities with the Pigs on Parade project. The event is informal and open to the public with tickets purchased by September 16. For information about the One Big Night 50th Anniversary Reception or ticket information, visit www.NEpork.org.
The fiberglass pigs can be purchased online at www.NEpork.org or by calling (402) 472-0493.
The Nebraska Pork Producers Association is a grassroots, incorporated, nonprofit organization established in 1961. NPPA was developed to promote the pork industry through the enhancement of consumer demand, producer education and research. For more information, visit NPPA’s website at www.NEpork.org.Nebraska Pork Producers Association, 7441 O Street, Suite 104, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510 – Phone 402·472·2563, FAX 402·472·4930