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Free Food, Music, Live Animals, and More Free Entertainment this Saturday in Ransomville
Pigapalooza 10 open to everyone

By Frank Parlato

September 09, 2014

Donations are not required.

The 10th annual Pigapalooza festival, a combination of attractions for adults and children, is coming to Ransomville on Saturday (Sept 13) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ransomville Free Methodist Church, 3924 Ransomville Rd.

The event is free.

Among attractions at Pigapalooza 10 are a petting zoo, wild animals that were injured and rehabilitated by Wild Kritters of Niagara, a collection of primates from Carmen Presti's Primate Sanctuary, including Willard, the barbet monkey, two capuchins and a marmoset, and, of course, for the children -- free pony rides.

There will be face painting, a bounce house and motorcycle dragster David Althen will burn rubber and do wheelies. The Wing and Rotor club will fly overhead from 4:45 to 5:15. The Corvette Car Club of WNY and the Cataract Cruisers will be on hand to display their fancy cars.

As for music, Nashville recording artists Brian and Christa Yak will perform, followed by singer Keri Cardinale and The Soul Purpose Band.

For laughs, the Injest Comedy Duo and a juggling show will perform.

As for food, which, like everything else this Saturday, is free, the Ransomville Free Methodist Church will offer guests fresh smoked pulled pork sandwiches, fresh baked pizza, hot dogs, side dishes, cold drinks, coffee and cookies. Come with a hungry face.

Pig-A-Palooza is sponsored by local businesses. No offering is taken; there is no collection. If you feel generous, and can afford it, drop whatever you wish into a donation jar that sits quietly at the registration table. But, sponsors insist, a donation is not required to enter and enjoy the event.

At 8 p. m. the event comes to a conclusion with a fireworks display.

Last year, more than 1,200 people attended, according to event organizer Robert Moore.

The Ransomville Free Methodist Church is led by Pastor William Lowery, and his church is the area food bank and has a used clothing drop off, assisting around 200 local families a month.

The Pigapalooza, its organizers hope, can help connect people in need of these services.

Events, such as Pigapalooza, increasingly rare in our society, bring people together, without a commercial objective, to meet and greet one another, and seem not unlike rural socials of old, where farmers, busy in their fields, break free from their toil and meet their neighbors who they might not otherwise see for months on end.

Pastor Lowry invites all to enjoy the food and entertainment and the good people of the community.

Pastor William Lowry.





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