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St. Matthew Lutheran Church to host annual Pig Roast

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  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School, Old McHenry Road, in Hawthorn Woods, will hold its 24th annual Pig Roast Sunday, Aug. 10.

      St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School, Old McHenry Road, in Hawthorn Woods, will hold its 24th annual Pig Roast Sunday, Aug. 10.
    Courtesy of St. Matthew Lutheran Church

  • The Alpiner musicians will provide musical entertainment at St. Matthew Lutheran Church's 24th annual Pig Roast.

      The Alpiner musicians will provide musical entertainment at St. Matthew Lutheran Church's 24th annual Pig Roast.
    Courtesy of St. Matthew Lutheran Church

 
Submitted by Jane Peterson

Located on Old McHenry Road, between Quentin and Midlothian roads in Hawthorn Woods, St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School will hold its 24th annual Pig Roast Sunday, Aug, 10, with food served from noon to 5 p.m.

Begun 24 years ago, St. Matthew member John Knoll asked a small group of women that were working on the church's annual chicken dinner if they might be interested in having a pig roast. What began with two pigs so many years ago has now grown to an event that attracts people from miles around.

Roasting 14 pigs, and serving nearly 1,800 guests in 2013, St. Matthew will again prepare and serve a meal of roast pork, German potato salad, baked beans, applesauce and hot, buttered sweet corn. Culver's ice cream will be on the midway with ice cream cones and turtle sundaes. Hot dogs, ice tea, soda, wine and beer will also be available for an additional cost.

The Alpiner musicians will again return to provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. In addition to the midway games, Bob Hirsch, balloon master, will be entertaining with his balloon creations.

"Clowning Around," starring Rick Colon, will also be on the midway with his comedy and magic, and there will be face painting and a spacewalk for children.

Admission is $14 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-10 and free for kids younger than 4.

For details, visit www.stmatts.net. For ticket purchase or ticket information, call (847) 438-7709.

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