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Mary Ellen and Dennis Wychulis

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Ellen and Stavely Wright

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Simmonds Family Foundation

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Laura and Greg Schnackel

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Anne and Dave Rismiller

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Loretta and Doug Patterson

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Parker Family Foundation

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Terri and Jack McDonnell

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Susan and Mike Lebens

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Rick Lanoha and Karen Ensminger

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John K. and Lynne D. Boyer Family Foundation

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Ike & Roz Friedman Foundation

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Michele and Doug Grewcock

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Deb and Bruce Grewcock

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Henry Davis

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The David Scott Foundation

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Karla and Scott Cassels

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Jody and Gayle Carstens

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Bruce A. and Stacy S. Simon Charitable Fund

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Cathy and Scot Bonnesen

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Pinot, Pigs & Poets
Announces 2014 Dates

June 12-13, 2014

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Photo by Devin Nastase Photography

Pinot, Pigs & Poets Committee Announces 5th Annual Event Dates

Completely KIDS Benefit to Include Wine, Pork Tastings and Vintner, Chef Competitions

OMAHA (Jan. 31, 2014) – The Pinot, Pigs & Poets Committee, in collaboration with the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, recently held its 2014 kick-off meeting for the fifth Annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets at Happy Hollow Club. The much-anticipated event will be held at Happy Hollow Club on June 12. All proceeds go toward the Completely KIDS weekend and after-school food programs. Pinot, Pigs & Poets will feature more than 30 outstanding Pinot Noir wines and savory pork dishes (hog heaven cuisine) from renowned Omaha chefs. The evening will also include quick-witted slam poetry, and vintner and chef competitions.

The Nebraska Pork Producers Association sponsors the successful Taste of Elegance Chef Competition, which awards the winning chef a trip to the 2015 Pork Summit at the Greystone Campus of the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif. John Ursick of Stokes Grill and Bar was the 2013 Taste of Elegance winner and will attend the 2014 Pork Summit April 4 through 7.

“Pinot, Pigs & Poets started with an idea five years ago, and it has grown to be a truly unique event in Omaha. By sipping on wine and sampling fine pork cuisine, guests directly impact Omaha children served by Completely KIDS food programs,” said Jody Carstens, co-chair. “It is exciting to officially kick off the 2014 event and an honor to work with such dedicated individuals on the committee. Pinot, Pigs & Poets promises to be fantastic.”

The 2014 Pinot, Pigs & Poets Committee is led by co-chair couples Jody and Gayle Carstens, Jodie and Bill Mackintosh, and Terri and Jack McDonnell with the full committee of Drew Antonio, Amy and John Deardorff, Nancy and Bob Edick, Deb and Bruce Grewcock, Shelley and Mike Homa, Amy and Brad Knuth, Mary Jo and Bob Langdon, Brian Leiferman, Michelle Massey, Darlene and Randy Mueller, Joani Mullin, Loretta and Doug Patterson, Kyle and Mike Robino, Jane Stone, Angie Thorell, Maureen and Steve Turner, and John Ursick.

Due to the success of Pinot, Pigs & Poets, Completely KIDS has been able to increase the number of children enrolled in the Weekend Food Program, which provides backpacks filled with healthy, child-friendly food to take home every Friday. The weekend and after-school food programs fit within the organization’s mission to develop youth and their families through Out-of-School Time and Family Strengthening programs in communities where they live. It is the goal of Completely KIDS to nurture Safe, Healthy, Successful, and Connected KIDS.

For event information, pinotandpigs.org. For more information about Completely KIDS, visit completelykids.org.