April 7, 2009
Go Hog Wild at Annual Roast
Riverview residents Bud and Sandi Hunt talked the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce into hosting a hog roast nine years ago.Now it’s an annual event that gets bigger and better with each passing year. The Annual Hog Roast and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, April 18, at the International Showman’s Association, located at 6915 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the chamber office or at the gate on the day of the event. Children under age 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and will run through 10 p.m.
Come hungry because the barbecue dinner is catered by Lupton’s and includes all the fixings. You will also want to save room for the roasted corn that is always a big hit with the crowd. Enjoy Budweiser and Bud Light or non-alcoholic beverages while you are entertained by Bill “Elvis” Lindsey. The children will be kept busy jumping in the bounce houses and playing games run by the YMCA. Executive Director of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Tanya Doran states, “We are looking for people to come out, bring family and have a great time.”
A highlight of the hog roast every year is the silent auction. Some items up for bid this year are a free week of camp at the YMCA, a family beach portrait from Cason Portrait Studio and an autographed picture of Gary Sheffield from the Florida Marlins. Items are still being collected for the auction and donations can be dropped off at the chamber office.
TECO, Mosaic, Chris’s Plumbing Service, Kazbor’s and Adco Printing are helping to sponsor this community event. Sponsorships are still available through the chamber. The proceeds from the Hog Roast benefit the Shriners Hospital of Tampa and the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. Bud states, “The Shriners Hospital is a great charity where 98% of the donated money goes directly to patient care.”
The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce is located at 10520 Riverview Drive. For more information contact the chamber at 234-5944.