I’m going to hypnotize you now.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to make you focus on a spinning image or force you to stare at my pendulum-like pocket watch while I murmur “You’re getting veeeerrryyyy sleepy” over and over. No, this is going to be a wonderfully pleasant and enjoyable experience, with no potential side effects like embarrassing yourself in front of others when I say the secret word (unless that sounds like fun to you–then I’d sure be up for that!) Instead, I’m going to ask you to relax, breathe deeply and trust me while I take you on this hypnotic journey to a paradise called City Pork.
Imagine yourself on a blanket on the soft green grass, the tantalizing aroma of roasting pig wafting through the air, sipping an ice cold Mar-go-rita while you and your honey groove to the funky sounds of the Rebirth Brass Band or maybe the Revivalists. The sunshine is warm on your face, and the friendly people surrounding you are dancing, laughing, and having a blast. In addition, among the crowd is a shared feeling of goodwill and caring, and the knowledge that this day is also meaningful: everyone knows that just by being there they are uniting in a great cause and supporting families who are so thankful for their help.
Plus, everyone is noshing on the most succulent and delectable ribs ever to emerge from a barbecue pit.
Okay, open your eyes. How do you feel? Are you getting veeeerrrryyyy hungry? Do you feel an overwhelming desire to go to this paradise, this land of altruism and roast pork?
Well, you’re in luck! Not only is this journey possible, it’s soon–March 23rd, to be exact. This upcoming weekend is Hogs for the Cause, a fundraiser imagined by Rene Louapre and Becker Hall, to raise money for the families of children with pediatric brain cancer. Inspired by the late Ben Sarratt Jr.’s courageous battle against an incurable brain tumor, Hogs for the Cause is in its fifth year of aiding and supporting the families who are living and coping with the devastating effects of terrible disease.
WRBH will also be participating in the fund raising–we will be working the soft drinks, water, wine and Mar-go-ritas beverage corral #2, and the Hogs for the Cause group has generously offered to give the station a portion of the proceeds of what we sell. There are still a few available slots left in the work shifts if you would like to participate. Call Rachel Stickney at 899-1144 if you would be interested in selling side by side with us for this inspiring cause, and she will give you the info.
Join us for this old fashioned southern pig roast at City Park, and when I say the secret word (which is “porkpourri”), you’ll sleep very well at night knowing that you didn’t need to be hypnotized to enjoy yourself while doing something good for others.