Pig-a-Palooza is back and better than ever.  Come celebrate on June 2nd at Schranz Memorial Park between 4 and 10 pm.





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You know about the great BBQ, unique auction items and the carnival atmosphere for kids.  But this year, our musical act is none other than iconic St. Louis Band Dr. Zhivegas. They are playing free at Pig-a-Palooza this year.  This is a concert that you do not want to miss.

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Time, Place & Events

Pig-a-Palooza is back and we hope you can come and celebrate it with us.  Due to the success of Pig-a-Palooza 1 and 2, Jacob’s Ladder Foundation has been able to award 9 Washington, DC scholarships and 5 college scholarships totaling more than $24,000 to assist some truly deserving and remarkable kids.  Your support in this very worthwhile endeavor is greatly appreciated. 

Location:           Schranz Memorial Park – 377 Honeysuckle Lane, Swansea, IL (across from Wolf Branch Elementary off of Huntsman Road)

Time:                      4:00 pm to 10 pm

Stuff to Do:

EAT A LOT OF BBQ:  Jay Bradshaw and David Dey will once again be manning the smoker.  They start smoking the pulled pork at midnight – the night before.  At Pig-a-Palooza, you will be served some of the finest BBQ you will ever taste at a fraction of the cost you would pay at a premium restaurant.  Our BBQ menu includes baby back ribs, pulled pork and of course hamburgers, hotdogs and sides. 

DRINK:  Nothing goes down better with a rack of ribs than an ice cold beer. And we will have plenty of that, and soda, and water.

KIDS ACTIVITIES: There will be huge inflatables, carnival activities and a dunk tank.  The kids that are most successful at the carnival games will have an opportunity at a money grab in the cash cube. 

THE AUCTIONS: We will have both a silent and oral auction that feature some truly unique items that you don't see at the average fundraising auction. Have you ever wanted to go site seeing in an airplane?  What about having the Belleville East Jazz Band play at your private party?  Want to watch a Cardinal game from the press box and meet some of the players being interviewed before and after the game? Well, then bid high and bid often.  You will see these and many other unique auction items at Pig-a-Palooza featuring a professional auctioneer. 

RAFFLE ITEMSAs in past years, we will be raffling off a Big Green Egg (the premier charcoal griller/smoker).  In addition, you will be able to win an i-pad2 and a Pig-a-Palooza cooler of booze.  The cooler will be embossed with this year’s Pig-a-Palooza logo. 

THE MUSIC:  We will have a disc jockey playing the songs you request from 4:00 to 6:30.  From 6:30 to 7:00, the Belleville East Jazz Band will play.  If you like them, they will be for auction.  And of course, beginning at 7:30, Dr. Zhivegas will start rocking the park in this free concert. 

THE COSTEntrance to the event and the concert itself is free.  The BBQ, beer and carnival activities will be a la carte. 

IF YOU CAN’T ATTENDIf you can’t make it but would like to make a donation, you can do so securely here on line.  If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact us at deatrice@charter.net

Thank you so much for your support.