Style Weekly and the Church Hill Association partner this year to bring back a BBQ tradition.
A previous party in the neighborhood “High On The Hog” brought crowds of 10,000 to the Hill according to Jon Ondrak, vice president of CHA.
After a lapse of about five years, Hogtober will fill the gap with food from Buz & Ned’s, Extra Billy’s, the Halligan Bar and Grill, and the Alamo BBQ plus a slew of live music.
Ondrak’s been working to get members of the community involved making the event family friendly for all as he says.
“Bringing in people to help and being inclusive to everyone is an important part of this event.”
The event’s also an important fundraiser for CHA.
The Church Hill Association helps allocate $40,000 per year to help facilitate programs close to the neighborhood like crime watch groups and a planter’s society. In addition, they provide assistance to Child Savers, an organization that takes kids out of an at-risk environment; work with St. Patrick’s Church to produce the Irish Festival; and host an annual holiday weekend to name a few.
“The sustainability of some of these organizations relies on the CHA,” Ondrak said. “Without our members volunteering their time to serve our community our neighborhood outreach programs wouldn’t be what they are today.”
Hogtober is Saturday, October 1, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Libby Hill Park, 28th and E. Franklin Streets. For more information, visit http://hogtober.com.