Cast Your Vote For Kiss The Pig Event

Kiss the pig


Who will Kiss the Pig this year?

That’s the big question as time for the annual Rhythm and Ribs festival nears, and Learn to Read of St. Johns County conducts its annual fund raising event as part of St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary’s Rhythm and Ribs event.  This year’s celebration, April 10-12, is the 20th annual festival. Staged at Francis Field, festival hours are 4 to 10 p.m. April 10; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 11; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12. For further information go to

Winner of the Kiss the Pig event will be announced April 11 between noon and 2 p.m. This year’s  competition is a change from the normal, with teams formed. Donations are now being accepted. Vote on line at or mail contributions to 70 S. Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine, Fl. 32084. J.B. Coomes is again providing Wilbur the Piglet for the competition.

This year’s contestants include:

Ameris Bank Team: Guy Jopling, Allison Doan, Austin Dietly, Polly Andrews, Karen Hernandez, Amy Kees, Ariel Masters, Amber Bradford, Ashley Edwards, Ethan Gumble.

KTP Alumni Winners: Heidi Eddins Jimmerson, 2014; Rick Ezequelle, 2013; Lynne Stephenson, 2009; Karen Stern, 2008.

Publix Store Managers:  Kathy Lobinsky, Jim Lobinsky, Kevin Carine, Ronnie Mills, Barry Rickelman, Kristy King.

St. Johns River State College: Dr. Edward Jordan, Mark Breidenstein, team co-captains.

Watson Realty Beach: Dee Mountcastle, Tammi Martin, Carleton Moore, Kate Parkhurst, Beth Ruggeri, broker.

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