Pig Out For The House
Harriet Sadauskas, President of Association House, telling us more about the organization.
Pretty good turnout!
Can you spot our friends here?
Mehran played the flamenco guitar
Many raffle prizes.
The BBQ raffle gift included a $50 gift certificate for Smoke Daddy, courtesy of Josh
Time to pig out!
Two kinds of pulled pork.
I don’t know what those things in the front are, but they were delicious.
Nathan, Rick and Alden. Yes, there was a caricature artist!
Last weekend Association House had a pig roast fundraiser in the back garden of El Cid in Logan Square. For $40 you got all the drinks and food that you wanted for 3 hours. Not a bad deal. And, the satisfaction of knowing you’re helping those in need. Association House is based in Humboldt Park and helps more than 20,000 participants each year through programs in community services, child welfare, behavioral health, out of school programs for kids and teens and El Cuarto Ano, an alternative high school. Jess is on the associate board for Association House so I always try to go to the fundraisers to help out a bit.
We had a fun, relaxed time at the Pig Out. They had roasted a pig ahead of time and prepared two types of pulled pork for us. Unfortunately, the weather did not hold out and about halfway through the party there was a mad dash inside. Luckily, El Cid’s upstairs lounge was open and available for us to continue the party inside. Dallas and I did not win any of the raffle gifts even though I tried to stuff the box for the Ravinia prize! Ah well. Fun time. And Association House raised $2,200!
Squinty Paul Baker
Great view down the street of the Illinois Centennial Monument.
Of course, shortly after everything was moved inside, the rain passed and it was bright and sunny outside again! Isn’t that the way it always goes? So, when we left the Pig Out, Paul, Kate, Alden, Dallas and I went to Longman & Eagle for a few more drinks. Their back patio was not open yet (boo!) but they added a new section in front where we enjoyed some cocktails al fresco.
Dunlay’s on the Square
And after a while at Longman, we headed to Dunlay’s on the Square. Dallas left us after one drink, but the rest of us sat out on the patio until at least 11 p.m. Once the sun set, the weather was so perfect. I did not want to go back inside for anything!