Yale and District Ratepayers’ pig roast organizing committee pose for a photo on Saturday just before dinnertime. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Yale and District Ratepayers’ pig roast organizing committee pose for a photo on Saturday just before dinnertime. (X. Y. Zeng photo)

Pig, roasted for 10 hours, feeds Yale

Good food, good company keeps people coming back.

Yale’s annual pig roast always attracts Hope resident Diane Bloomfield’s attendance.

Bloomfield has attended everyone of these events since it started four years ago. Why? “The food and the people,” she said.

“This is the fourth year and it’s been good all along”

Put on by the Yale and District Ratepayers Association on July 15 and held in the Yale and District Community Centre, the event serves as a fundraiser to help support their community centre. This year, they hope to put the money into footcare for seniors, repairs and maintenance such as painting.

For $15, attendees enjoyed pork, potato and green salads, coleslaw and buns.

Ratepayers president Pam Worsfold said they hired a tow truck company to pick up the roasters and the pigs from Gelderman Farms in Abbotsford. They come prepared and ready to cook. Worsfold said they had to start roasting it by 7:30 a.m. to serve around 6 p.m.

“By the time that thing is cut open, the smell is divine,” said Worsfold.

They also hosted a kids program in the early afternoon with features including a bouncy castle, iced drinks and lunch. The public also enjoyed a classic car exhibition, music by Crossfire, vendors and a silent auction.

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