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Pigfest drew 8,000 attendees this year | Letter

Editor,

In regard to the Oak Harbor Pigfest, it was another very successful year. This marked our seventh event and saw some very exciting changes.

Whidbey Island’s first Pacific Northwest BBQ Association sanctioned barbecue competition was a great success with 19 competitors.

A change of location gave us the room we needed for this ever-expanding event. Approximately 8,000 people attended this year.

Your sponsorship created an event that helped our local community celebrate a day of fun and family entertainment. Together, we were able to raise funds that allow us to help families in need.

More than $12,000 raised this year will be donated to North Whidbey Help House, the local food bank serving those in need from Deception Pass to Greenbank; Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey, providing temporary help with uncovered prescription medicine expenses and urgent dental care; and Citizens Against Domestic Abuse, Island County’s domestic violence sexual assault agency.

We cannot thank you enough for your generosity. We look forward to working with you again next year.

With so many fundraiser events that seek sponsorship, we are truly grateful to you in helping us succeed every year.

Scott Fraser,

Oak Harbor Pigfest founder

 

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