Former Suwanee Mayor Nick Masino, now with the Gwinnett Chamber, and former Gwinnett BOC Chairman Wayne Hill are among the area leaders taking part in a unique fund-raiser to benefit Annandale Village, a Suwanee developmental home.
Kiss-A-Pig: People Invested in Giving is an Annandale program designed to raise funds for people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, according to an Annandale news release.
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Through this whimsical campaign, candidates will vie for "votes" by seeking to raise money to support the programs and services of Annandale Village, the release noted.
Each dollar donated equals one vote. The candidate who receives the most number of votes or raises the most amount of money will be named the winner of the Kiss-A-Pig campaign and have the honor to kiss a pig -- a real one.
The ceremony to start the campaign will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at noon at the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville. The campaign will run through Nov. 1, which has been dubbed "InHOGuration Day" by organizers.
To vote, people can go to www.kiss-a-pig.com or call 770-932-4887.
Among the other leaders participating are Gwinnett newsletter publisher Elliott Brack and Suwanee City Council member Doug Ireland.
The complete list of "candidates" is: Susan Bacon, Palmetto Grant Consulting; Houston Bass, BB&T; Arlene Beckles, Turner Broadcasting; Elliott Brack, GwinnettForum.com; Patti Elrod-Hill, The Elrod-Hill Law Firm; Amy Greiner, Edward Jones; Wayne Hill, former Gwinnett County Chairman; Doug Ireland, Freeland Painting & Construction; Anthony Kontaxis, Realtor and restaurateur; Pam Ledbetter, Accent South Media; Nick Masino, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Suzanne Molock, Gwinnett Pediatrics; Rick Swan, Prudential Georgia Realty; Ed Szczesniak, Suwanee Business Alliance; Judy Waters, Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia; Greg Whitlock, The Whitlock Group.