In this week’s Setting Up For Clinic Success blog post, I eluded to the past 10 busy days at our farm. On August 7-8, we hosted a clinic. And August 10-13 was spent preparing for Hawg-A-Rama!
Hawg-A-Rama is a big fiesta our farm hosts for our friends and family, in and amongst the grain bins, to raise funds for the University of Regina Athletics Department and for Breast Cancer early diagnosis equipment. Pig snouts are sold in a 50 / 50 style contest and the last person standing – and wearing their snout – at the end of it all wins a great jackpot of cash, while all the rest goes to the 2 benefits. This year, we raised over $60,000!
As the name suggests, Hawg features a pig roast and some of the finest homemade pies in the country! There is lots for the kiddies to do, like face painting:
And there is lots for adults to enjoy such as plenty of live entertainment, since music is a big part of the culture at J. Drummond Farms.
This year we hosted John Conlee:
Hawg also hosted BJ Thomas (You know – “Raindrops keeps falling on my head…), Becky & The Jets, Frogsback, Jasmine Paige, the Monkey Junk Band ANNNNDDD….
Why, it’s the King himself!
Yep. He even threw out scarves of his perspiration out to us crazy ladies in the crowd.
Hawg-A-Rama is a great time and one of the big highlights of our year at the farm. Luckily, it only happens once a year – because it’s gonna take us that long to recover for next year. Since the clean-up after the beginning of this week, it seems like life has returned to normal.