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A big thanks to Mogul’s Pig Roast for a successful community fundraising effort

Dear Editor

On Sunday April 21, Mogul's Restaurant of Killington, held their end of the season pig roast fundraiser. Every year Robert (Sal to his friends) Salmeri and his wife Maggie have a fun day for the area and pick a charity to sponsor with various games for the children, music from local musicians, silent auctions, raffles, and Sals' famous award winning Barbecue food and Pig Roast.

This year the Salmeris chose to select the White/Lebel family, whose house recently burned down losing everything, and the Meals on Wheels program of Rutland County/Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging for the fundraiser. 

Donations for the event were generous - Raffle prices included golf passes, bikes, snowboards, Red Sox tickets, ski passes, coffee, restaurant gift certificates, 1-2 night stays in hotels, inns, motels, golf equipment, expensive coolers, and the professionally played music, just to name a few items.

We wanted to officially thank: Sal and Maggie, the Mogul's staff and volunteers, nearly every restaurant on the Killington road, restaurants and businesses from Pittsfield/Mendon, golf courses from Brandon, Pittsford, Rutland, and Killington, our local beer and wine distributors, hotels, motels, and inns from Rutland and Killington, food distributors-Sysco, Quantz, breweries: Long Trail, Otter Creek, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Labatt's, Harpoon and Rolling Rock, ski and snow board shops in Killington, Killington ski/golf resort and all of the musicians, Bow Thayer, Duane Carlton, and DJ Dave Hoffenberg.

There were over 60 businesses who cannot be thanked enough for their extreme generosity. Their contributions helped the White/Lebel family and our many of our senior neighbors, who can't afford to pay for their meal. The government doesn't give us enough money to support our meals on wheels program, therefore, we relying on such fundraising and contributions to try to make ends meet.

Also a BIG thank you to everyone whom attended and were happy to give money to help our cause!

Marc A. Scott, general manager, Rutland Meals on Wheels program in conjunction with the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging