The picture on the right is a great funding raising idea for bbq contest organizers, civic organization, churches, etc.
At the Madison Ribberfest in Madison, IN organizers solicited businesses to sponsor the pig statues and to decorate them with some sort of theme.
The donations went to the local high school scholarship fund for graduating students interested in attending college. The sponsors got some great advertising in front of the thousands of spectators in attendence and the spectators were presented with an eye catching attraction that added to the atmosphere of the event.
At the end of the two day event sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), a winning pig was chosen based on the amount of 'votes' received from spectators in the form of cash donations.
What a great idea!