Kiss-A-Pig Contest Raises Over $35,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County

Team Harford Mutual brings home the top fundraising prize. (Leo Heppner Images)
Team Harford Mutual brings home the top fundraising prize. (Leo Heppner Images)


(August 2014, Harford County, MD)

Club members and staff of Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County are squealing with delight at the success of this year’s annual Kiss-A-Pig contest and fundraiser. Held in conjunction with the MD State BBQ Bash held in Bel Air on Friday, August 8, 2014, the Kiss-A-Pig event raised over $35,000 to support the 5 Clubs in Harford County.


Eleven individuals and five teams worked tirelessly holding paint nights, selling raffle tickets, and sponsoring happy hours to raise money and bring awareness to the Great Futures that begin through supported programs at the Clubs.


Team Harford Mutual, Frank Kellner, Caty Hartley, and C.J. D’Alessio, brought home the title of MVP—Most Valuable Puckerers—raising nearly $6,000. “We sold t-shirts, hosted a happy hour, raffled an autographed Cal Ripken, Jr. batting helmet, and partnered with the WOLO Food Truck and Tikiz Shaved Iced over the summer to raise our money,” says team captain, Frank Kellner. “It was most definitely a group effort.”


Special thanks to Howard McComas IV, the event chair and Paula Cassagrande, Big House Signs, for donating the amazing promotional materials used throughout the summer and at the event, valued at more than $2,000 dollars.

Thank you to all the 2014 PIG KISSERS! (Leo Heppner Images)
Thank you to all the 2014 PIG KISSERS! (Leo Heppner Images)


Thanks to all our Pig Kissers: Frank Kellner, Caty Hartley, & CJ D’Alessio (Team Harford Mutual); Heather Schafer Adkins (Joan Ryder Realty); Michele Joyner (The Kelly Group); Danyelle Filliagi & Ashley Frankis (Team Greene Turtle); Colleen Knopp (APGFCU); Shaquana Floyd, Christy Taylor, Jackie Holsopple, Stephen Thompson, Art Ayestas, & Sheryl Davis Kohl (Team Beacon Staffing); Derek DeWitt, Jack & Collin Dempsey (Team Boys & Girls Club); Reagan & Quentin McComas, Ryan & Kevin Dyke (Team Glenwood); Chef Manny Martinez (Water’s Edge Events Center); Dr. Sally Mina (Advanced Eye Care); Sheriff Jesse Bane; Russ White (Swag Dog); Barry Glassman (State Senator); Rob MaGee (Mid Atlantic Benefits Group); Brian Scott (A Better Answer); Chad Shrodes (County Councilman)


Interested in entering your team next year?

Contact Howard McComas at [email protected].

For more information about Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County call 410-272-0010 or visit


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County was established in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens in the Aberdeen area.  It has grown to five sites throughout Harford County and now serves more than 400 children and teens on a daily basis.  Our mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  The Club is open to all youth ages 6 to 18 and provides positive youth development programs in five core areas: Character and Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; Education & Career Development; the Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

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