Sixteen community leaders, including three Norcross residents, are participating as candidates for a new fundraising and disabilities awareness program, Kiss-A-Pig: People Invested in Giving.
Through this whimsical campaign, candidates will vie for “votes” by seeking to raise money to support the comprehensive programs and services of Annandale Village, according to a press release. The benefit will support programs and services for men and women with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
Each dollar donated to a candidate equals one vote, and 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 he or she will have the honor to kiss a pig ... a real one.
The candidacy starts this Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse where all 16 candidates will be in attendance. It will end on "InHOGuration" Day on Nov. 1, and when the winner and kiss-pigging will take place.
The sixteen community leaders represent a diverse mix of businesses, community organizations and professions. The three candidates from Norcross include:
Realtor and Restaurateur
The other Gwinnett candidates include: Susan Bacon, Palmetto Grant Consulting; Houston Bass, BB&T; Patti Elrod-Hill, The Elrod-Hill Law Firm; Amy Greiner, Edward Jones; Wayne Hill, former Gwinnett County Chairman; Doug Ireland, Freeland Painting & Construction; 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; and Greg Whitlock, The Whitlock Group.
“We have an outstanding slate of individuals that represent the best of the very best, and we could not be more thrilled with their involvement with Annandale Village and the campaign," said Keith Fenton, Annandale’s chief development officer. "Whether through their respective professional careers, community service activities, or family responsibilities, every candidate has demonstrated personal character, work ethic, and a commitment to our community that is rarely achieved. More importantly, each candidate has a passion for making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.”
To vote, visit www.kiss-a-pig.com or call 770-932-4887.