It was a big day for Sally the pig. Sally made the trip from Litchfield, Nebraska to Omaha today to set the stage for this year’s Salvation Army Baconfest, a fundraiser for the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center.
Sally may have been a bit nervous attending an event called Baconfest but then Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert granted her an official pardon.
Baconfest is a day long event that is filled with music, carnival games, vendors and of course gourmet dishes featuring bacon.
Omaha Salvation Army Major Todd Thielke says, “In the past two years we have raised $54,000 for scholarships for disadvantaged and low income families to be able to participate in the Kroc Center’s many activities.”
The Omaha Police Department has a partnership with the Salvation Army’s mission to keep children safe. Captain Shayna Ray says, “OPD has taken part with the Kroc Center with many activities such as Safe Day, Kids Police Academy and Pop with a Cop. The Kroc Center shares with the police department a mission to keep children off the streets. It provides a safe place to go. It is important that children have access to constructive activities such as those the Kroc Center provides.”
Baconfest will be held at the Kroc Center on August 9th.