WYOMISSING, PA- Miss Maycie May didn’t wrinkle her snout or bat an eye.
She looked unperturbed Wednesday despite the party atmosphere in The Highlands at Wyomissing. That is, if a pot-bellied pig can look unperturbed.The 100-pounder remained remarkably calm while people all around her went hog wild celebrating the kickoff of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club’s 24th annual Kiss-A-Pig contest.
For the next 12 weeks, 10 candidates will dedicate their time and talents, organizing a variety of events to raise funds for the club whose programs reach thousands of kids each year.
The three who raise the most money get to kiss Miss Maycie May at a June 5 party at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Kiss-A-Pig is the club’s biggest fundraiser, marketing coordinator Chelsey Reichelt said.
Proceeds help the club’s core areas of programming, promoting academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship.
This year’s candidates are:
Johanny Cepeda of Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe.
Mark Chaknos of Century 21 Park Road/The W Group Financial Services.
Jeanette Gerhart of Bob Fisher Chevrolet.
Harold Hamilton of Bob Fisher Chevrolet.
Tracy Heebner of Salon Twenty-Two & Spa.
Jeremy Kline of Bimbo Bakeries USA.
Timothy Melcher of Fidelis Mortgage.
Lauren Minnich of Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts.
Dr. Andy Waxler of Berks Cardiologists Ltd.
Colin Waszkiewicz of Century 21 Park Road/The W Group Financial Services.
Last year’s candidates raised $172,000 for the organization.
Dr. Natalie Parisi of Reading Orthodontic Group came in first last year with a total of $42,345 raised.
Dr. George Fiore, then principal at Wilson High School, came in second, raising $21,204.
There was a tie for third place between Chris Langdon of East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. and Scott Bentley of VideoRay LLC, who each raised $21,000.