PORT ANGELES — Three potential pig-smoochers will be raising money at the fifth annual Harvest Benefit Dinner on Saturday.
The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St.
Hosted by Park View Villas and Crestwood Convalescent Center, it is a fundraiser for the Port Angeles Senior Center.
There will be music by the Luck of the Draw country band, a silent auction, lots of raffle prizes and, of course, dinner.
The menu includes roasted pork loin, salad, eggplant Parmesan, vegetables, butternut squash soup, pumpkin cheesecake and berry cobbler.
Tickets are $15 each, which includes the price of two drinks.
Tickets are on sale at Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane; Crestwood Convalescent Center, 1116 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; and the senior center, 328 E. Seventh St.
For the Kiss a Pig contest at Saturday’s dinner, three empty 2-gallon glass jars will be set up, each sporting a picture of one of the dinner’s hosts: John LeClerc, executive director of Park View Villas; Mike Jacobs, executive director of Crestwood; and D Bellamente, the senior center’s director.
The person whose jar gets the most money in donations — “the most bacon” — must splash on a layer of red lipstick and kiss a pot-bellied pig “dressed to the nines,” as Bellamente described it. The pig belongs to an anonymous supporter.
“And last year, somehow, I was the lucky winner,” Bellamente said with a laugh.
Bellamente could not estimate how much was collected from the contest alone but guessed her jar contained at least $250.
“I think it was a nice chunk of change because everyone wanted to see someone kiss that pig,” Bellamente said.
Since it began in 2008, the Harvest Benefit Dinner has raised a total of $11,771 for the senior center, she said.
For more information, phone the senior center at 360-457-7004.
Pictured: D Bellamente of the Port Angeles Senior Center puckers up to kiss a dressed-up pot-bellied pig at last year’s Harvest Benefit Dinner.