|Flying High at the Library|
During the 1800's Cincinnati was known as Porkopolis because of the vast number of hogs that entered the city via the riverboats. During the Bicentennial pig sculptures were designed by Andrew Leicester to promote the history of the riverboats and agriculture. Trust me, this was not without much debate.
"In 2000, 425 pigs decorated by professional artists lined streets, then were auctioned to raise $825,000 for 300 Tristate charities."
"The "Pig of Possibilities” was displayed on Fountain Square during the summer of 2000 as part Cincinnati (Cin-sow-nati) Ohio’s Great Big Pig Gig tour. The public art initiative brought local artists, businesses, arts organizations, schools and individuals together in an unprecedented way to have fun and to celebrate Cincinnati’s porkopolis past.
If you want to participate in Cincinnati's now famous FLYING PIG MARATHON there is still time. It begins on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 6:30 a.m.
You can even buy a book about The Big Pig Gig.
I hope you've enjoyed this historic pig peek of Cincinnati. And now you know . . . pigs really do fly. Share your favorite pig picture or pig name from the Big Pig Gig Slideshow or these little piggies which brings a whole new concept to the term, HOG WILD, and I'll put your name in a drawing for a ten dollar gift card from Amazon.Void where prohibited. You have until April 5th at midnight Pacific time. I'll announce the pig winner on Sunday, April 6th when someone will squeal with delight.
Jillian Kent loves England's Regency era. In 2013 her second book in The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Chameleon, finaled in both the Selah at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in romance fiction and in Romance Writers of America's prestigious Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Jillian is employed as a counselor for nursing students in Cincinnati, Ohio and possesses a masters degree in social work. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and passionate about mental health, wellness, and stomping out the stigma of mental illness. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and explore further at her website www.jilliankent.com.You can also find her on Twitter @JillKentAuthor and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JillianKent