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'Pig Out' to support emergency services in Iron River

White Winter Winery hosts its sixth annual Emergency Pig Out from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 68323 Lea St., Iron River. The pig roast raises money to help purchase and maintain equipment for Iron River Emergency Services.

The Iron River Lions Club is holding a separate fundraiser to purchase and install new children's playground equipment near the community center.

For the past five years White Winter Winery has been sponsoring the Emergency Pig Out.

"We are pleased to help the local economy in any way that we can," said owner Jon Hamilton. "To hold an annual pig roast fundraiser to benefit our devoted EMS volunteers and also make sure children have safe playground equipment is the foundation of White Winter Winery's community spirit."

The Iron River winery has created mead and small spirits using locally grown fruits for more than 20 years and has received numerous national awards and accolades for distinct and flavorful mead.

Sunday's festivities include live music by the Jane Gang from noon to 4 p.m., and kids' inflatables and face painting. Admission is free; the event takes place rain or shine.

The sumptuous pig roast will include pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, coleslaw, beans and roll.

The cost for the meal is $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12 and children 5 and younger eat free. Beverages and dessert will be available for a nominal fee.

Visitors can take a chance with the Iron River Fire Department EMS 911 Fireman Commemorative Helmet Raffle, Lions Club 50/50 Raffle and three $500 cash drawings, Tall Timbers Resort two night beach cottage getaway and more.

For more information, visit www.whitewinter.com or call (715) 372-5656.

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