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2014 Sponsors

 

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Mary Ellen and Dennis Wychulis

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Ellen and Stavely Wright

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Slosburg Family Charitable Trust

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Simmonds Family Foundation

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Laura and Greg Schnackel

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Anne and Dave Rismiller

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Loretta and Doug Patterson

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Parker Family Foundation

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Darlene and Randy Mueller

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Terri and Jack McDonnell

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Susan and Mike Lebens

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Rick Lanoha and Karen Ensminger

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Jackie and Terry Kroeger

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John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation

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Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation

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Michele and Doug Grewcock

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Deb and Bruce Grewcock

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Henry Davis

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The David Scott Foundation

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Karla and Scott Cassels

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Jody and Gayle Carstens

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Bruce A. and Stacy S. Simon Charitable Fund

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Cathy and Scot Bonnesen

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Pinot, Pigs & Poets Announces
2015 Dates: June 4 & 5

Pinot, Pigs & Poets exceeds $250,000
in support of Completely KIDS

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Proceeds benefit food programs to prevent child hunger

OMAHA (June 16, 2014) – Proceeds from the fifth annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets supporting Omaha nonprofit Completely KIDS exceeded $250,000, event organizers announced last week.

More than 400 people attended what has become one of Omaha’s premier wine and food events for an evening of wine lover’s paradise and hog heaven cuisine at Happy Hollow Club on June 12.

“Pinot, Pigs & Poets is an enchanting evening of great wine and delicious pork for a good cause,” said Jodie Mackintosh, Pinot, Pigs & Poets co-chair. “Support of this event by a wonderful group of volunteers and the community amazes us each year. They understand the importance of backing the Weekend Food Program to ensure children right here in Omaha have nutritious food through the weekend.”

Highlights of the event included the announcement of the winner of the Taste of Elegance chef competition, sponsored by the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, and the vintner competition winner. Chef Jason Hughes, of Happy Hollow Club, will attend the 2015 Pork Summit at the Greystone Campus of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif., for his winning dish: Heads or Tails (braised cheek and pig tail croquette). Judges named Failla 2011 Keefer Ranch as the top wine.

In addition to pork samplings from The Boiler Room, Catering Creations, 801 Chophouse, Happy Hollow Club, Le Voltaire French Restaurant, Lot 2 Restaurant & Wine Bar, M’s Pub, Salt 88, Stokes Grill & Bar, Vivace and V. Mertz, guests enjoyed sipping more than 40 exquisite Pinot Noir wines from their very own Riedel wine glasses. Poets from the Nebraska Writers Collective served up a menu of interactive slam poetry for guests throughout the evening.

Pinot, Pigs & Poets has continued growing in its success from its start in 2010. The first event brought in $30,000. Successive events have seen an increase annually in the amount of money raised, event attendees and volunteer committee members involved.

Proceeds from the event help to sustain the Completely KIDS weekend and after-school food programs. The organization serves hundreds of children through its backpack food program and provides thousands of meals each year to the children in its after-school and summer programs.

“The Pinot, Pigs & Poets committee continues to outdo itself each year,” said Completely KIDS Executive Director Penny Parker. “We are so grateful to the committee’s commitment to bettering the lives of kids and families in this way.”

For more information about Pinot, Pigs & Poets, visit pinotandpigs.org. To find out how you can help Completely KIDS, visit completelykids.org.