Lafayette Society for Performing Arts wants to give fans a chance to celebrate in style, with a barbecue for 20 people and a flat-screen TV – prizes in LSPA’s “Pigskin and Pork” fundraiser.
“LSPA has been providing entertainment for the West Georgia area for almost 30 years,” executive director Michael Burks said. “When it came time to come up with a fundraiser, we decided to make it fun. And certainly nothing means fun in the South more than football and barbecue.”
The first-place winner will receive a party for 20 people provided by Country’s Barbecue. The meal will include chopped pork, Brunswick stew, potato salad, cole slaw, white bread, tea, ice, pickles, onions and all three sauces. And to watch that football championship, the prize package will include a 40-inch RCA high-definition flat-screen TV, donated by the Wal-mart Distribution Center in LaGrange.
The second-place winner will receive $250.
“LSPA decided on this raffle idea because we wanted to step outside the box of the typical ‘artistic’ fundraisers,” Burks said. “Planning this event to coincide with the wrapup of the football season was deliberate. We hope this will encourage those people who may not be familiar with us to become involved, or at least become more aware of the arts in Troup County.”
Raffle tickets at $10 are available at Country’s Barbecue and LSPA at 214 Bull St. in LaGrange. The drawing will be Nov. 30, and the winner is responsible for picking up all prizes. Country’s requires a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to have food ready to pick up.
Proceeds will benefit LSPA.
“This will help us provide the best of the performing arts to our community,” Burks said. “It will also enable us to continue our outreach programs of free dance and drum circle classes at Cannon Street and Berta Weathersbee elementary schools.”