Kiss-a-Pig event sup­ports schools

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ABING­TON >> A pot-bel­lied pig named Raines re­ceived dozens of kisses from lo­cal busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers, ed­u­ca­tors and TruMark Fi­nan­cial em­ploy­ees dur­ing TruMark Fi­nan­cial’s eighth annual Kiss-a-Pig fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy fundraiser held at Abing­ton Art Cen­ter.

Vol­un­teers who kissed the pig in­cluded 101.1 More FM ra­dio per­son­al­ity Bill Tafrow, Fox29 News re­porter Bill Anderson, TruMark Fi­nan­cial Credit Union em­ploy­ees Kelly Botti and Dan Pow­ers and Nor­ris­town Area High School Prin­ci­pal Ed Roth.

This fundraiser is a com­po­nent of TruMark Fi­nan­cial’s ini­tia­tive, Build­ing Fi­nan­cial Fu­tures. Funds raised at this event will al­low area schools to pro­vide stu­dents with the tools needed to learn the ba­sics of per­sonal fi­nance. This in­for­ma­tion will help them to make in­formed fi­nan­cial de­ci­sions to guide them to a fu­ture of fi­nan­cial suc­cess.

The fol­low­ing busi­nesses sent par­tic­i­pants to pucker up at the fundraiser: Ker­sh­ner Of­fice Fur­ni­ture, KSM Ar­chi­tects, KYW News Ra­dio 1060, La Salle Univer­sity, Michael V. Goetz Agency — All­state In­sur­ance Co., PSCU, Tar­get Me­dia, The Gil­bert­son Group, The Philadel­phia Union, TruMark Fi­nan­cial and Uni­ver­sal Card Ser­vices.

The fol­low­ing schools were rep­re­sented by a pig kisser and will re­ceive a fi­nan­cial grant from the event pro­ceeds: APM Marshall School, Baldi Mid­dle School, Ben­salem High School, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton High School, Mar­itime Academy Char­ter School, Maple Point Ele­men­tary School, Nor­ris­town Area High School, Our Lady of Cal­vary School, Stephen Decatur Ele­men­tary School, St. Ge­orge School, St. Jerome School and Wil­liam Ten­nent High School.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTOS — HY PAUL PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Ed Roth, prin­ci­pal of Nor­ris­town High School planted a kiss on Raines the pig at the eighth annual TruMark Fi­nan­cial Kiss-a-Pig fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy fundraiser.

Par­tic­i­pants in the eighth annual TruMark Fi­nan­cial Kiss-a-Pig Fi­nan­cial Lit­er­acy Fundraiser gather to kiss a pot-bel­lied pig named Raines.

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