If you missed Dave Supermarket’s 68th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Pig-out, you missed a BIG event! If you are from the area, you know what this great time – the Pig-out – is all about! If you are not from the area, let us tell you that this event is about Dave’s giving back to the community and creating community fellowship with fun family activities. It is a time for 50¢ Pork BBQ sandwiches, 25¢ hot dogs, $1 lemon shake-ups, 50¢ snow cone, and lots of other fun items selling at “68-year-old prices!”
This year, Dave’s served over 3,000 sandwiches in three hours, with over $3,000 going to the new Fairbury K-9 Unit.
“We feel this was one of the best-attended Pig-Outs we ever had since the weather was better than some other years. Weather can have a big effect on this event, and we were blessed this year with a nice day,” says Mark Steffen, co-owner of Dave’s Supermarket.
“It seemed it was a good mix of young and older people who enjoyed the food and atmosphere. People just hung out to listen to the country band Horizon, which featured local resident Rick Metz on drums & vocals,” continues Steffen.
“The winner of the free ride in a 2-seater stock car is Randy Doran of Fairbury. Congratulations, Randy!” concludes Steffen.
Besides Dave’s raising over $3,000 for the K-9, O.S.F. Center for Fitness Lifestyle gave fitness trackers to over 150 children, and the Zoo Lady painted that many children’s faces. The Livingston County Boys and Girls Club were at the event. They reported the Duck Race stats that 37 ducks were adopted at $5 each and 1 VIP $100 duck was adopted thanks to Bahler Trucking. They noted that Ducks can be adopted at the Boys and Girls Club or Popejoy’s in Fairbury or Pontiac.
The Lion’s Club offered free hearing and eye screenings and over 30 people took advantage of that as well. What a successful day!
“Thanks to Dave’s Supermarket for putting on this event for our community(ies)! We know it takes a lot of effort and staff to pull it all together,” says Bobbi McKeon, owner of Heart’s Desire and coordinator of the Specialty Shops of Fairbury. “When you see the community camaraderie – all the children, families, retirees and working folks having so much fun, it reminds us that events like these are what small towns are all about.”
As always, if you have any stories, ideas or suggestions for interesting topics about our community, please stop by Heart’s Desire, call Bobbi McKeon at (815) 692-4500 or email fairbury@fairburyILattractions.com.