Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Smithfield Foods Makes Donation For Pickles, Pigs & Swigs

Smithfield Foods Makes Donation For Pickles, Pigs & Swigs

An upcoming community event in Mount Olive gets a boost thanks to Smithfield Foods.  On Friday, Smithfield Foods announced it was donating 20 hogs for Pickles, Pigs & Swigs in Mount Olive.  Pickles, Pigs & Swigs is set for Saturday, November 20. It will feature a North Carolina Pork Council-sanctioned whole hog cooking competition, which gets underway Friday, November 19.  Pickles, Pigs & Swigs will benefit the Mount Olive Downtown Development Corporation.  Besides the Mt. Olive Pickles, pork barbecue, and local craft beer from R&R Brewery, the event will include live bluegrass music, antique tractors and the Pickle Train.

From left to right:
Barbara Kornegay, Julie Beck, Carrie Bell Shields, Ryan Roberts, Steve
Evans, of Smithfield Foods, Kelley Thwaite, Steve Wiggins, Jason Gipe
of UMO, Jason Hughes from the MOPD, and Lynn Williams from Mount Olive
Pickle Company.

Members of the Pickle Pigs and Swigs committee, Julie Beck, Kelley
Thwaite, Ryan Roberts, Lynn Williams, Jason Hughes and Jason Gipe are
displaying the specially-made tshirts for the event. The shirts can be
purchased at the Mount Olive Chamber Office located on Center Street.
There is a limited number of shirts available.