Gwinnett citizens vying for votes in kiss a pig campaign

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Kissing a pig doesn’t seem like something worth fighting for, but a number of Gwinnett residents are doing just that.

They are running for election in Annandale Village’s Kiss-A-Pig disabilities awareness program which raises both funds and awareness for the adult developmental disability care center.

Laurie McClain is one of those running, representing McClain and Company PC. She believes helping the community is imperative for all Gwinnett residents.

“Any opportunity that the citizens of Gwinnett get to help one of our local non-profits they really should consider getting involved,” she said. ”You get to meet so many wonderful people and help so many wonderful people.”

McClain and her competetors are vying for votes by seeking contributions that will allow Annandale Village of Suwanee to strengthen its programs and services to improve the quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities or those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury.

Annandale Village is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing progressive life assistance. The organization offers residential and non-residential programs on its 54-acre campus in Suwanee.

There are a number of competitors trying to kiss the pig. They are James Burnette Jr., mayor of Suwanee; Bradley Carr of Andersen, Tate and Carr PC; Norwood Davis of 12Stone Church; Johanna Ellis of Atlanta Classic Cars; Karen and Steven Hill of SKH Enterprises Inc.; Matt Hyatt of Rocket IT; Princess Lawrence of Gwinnett Church;; Alfie Meek of Georgia Tech; Kevn O’Brien of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.; Donny Phillips of Atlanta Flooring Design Centers; Clyde and Sandra Strickland of Metro Waterproofing Inc. and Lisa Zaken of Leadership Gwinnett.

The candidate that receives the highest number of votes or raises the most money by InHOGuration Day, May 10, will be named the winner of the Kiss-A-Pig campaign and will have the honor of kissing a real pig. McClain didn’t have any reservations about the idea of kissing the farm animal.

“Full, square on the lips, baby!” she laughed. “Bring it on! I am in it to win it!”

McClain and her competitors can only make their fundraising goals with the help of local PIGs — People Invested in Giving. For more information or to donate, visit kissapig.kintera.org.