The second Grace Lutheran Pig Roast is over. The church held its annual pork dinner on Saturday, Oct. 21 and had enough food on hand for at least 200 people.
Lynn Hemming helped organize the event.
"The pig came from Trochu," said Hemming. "We bought it this year, last year it was donated. But, the church donates all of the food, so 100 per cent of the money that we take in tonight goes to [the] Greentree accessible playground."
"We look for a project in the community that we can support with our pig roast," she explained. "We don't charge for the dinner but we take free will offering. Last year, we helped Habitat for Humanity and this year we thought it would be great to finish off the Greentree playground."
The Greentree accessible playground was an initiative started last year by Greentree's Parent Council. The cost to purchase and install the playground was over $300,000. Kim Groves is on Parent Council and said the pig roast would be it for the fundraising, meaning the group has reached its goal.
"We're super excited to finalize the fundraising for the accessible playground," said Groves. "The kids have really been enjoying it, so it'll be nice to have all the finishing touches added."
The playground was installed over the summer and officially opened in late August 2017.