Now we all know this is the time of year for the county fair.
Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to come and spend a few hours wandering around.
Some want to look at all the crafts and projects that local residents have on display. Some want to see all the livestock that local students have spent all year raising. Still, others want to ride the rides and play a few carnival games.
But if you still need just one more reason to visit the St. Lucie County fair, it's this one - pig kissing. Seven of our community leaders have stepped up to the plate to pucker up for the Roundtable of St. Lucie County. The best part of all is that it is up to the residents to decide who gets the honor to buss with bacon.
Votes are $1 each, and the contestants are: Chief Sean Baldwin with the Fort Pierce Police Department; Chief Ron Parish with the St. Lucie County Fire District; Chief John Bolduc, with the Port St. Lucie Police Department; Sheriff Ken Mascara; Michael Lannon, Superintendent of Schools; Chris Dzadovsky, St. Lucie County Commissioner and Tom Perona, Fort Pierce City Commissioner.
The person with the most votes wins, so to speak. The official "kissing of the pig" will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 24. And the money? It goes towards the Kids at Hope programs, helping the students every day be the best they can be.
Just go to the website at www.roundtableslc.com to vote, or visit the Roundtable's booth at the fair. Either way, it'll be a lot of fun.
Hope to see you there!
Dawn Krebs is associate managing editor of Hometown News in St. Lucie County. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.