Hunger Connection benefits from HAWGFEST

NEW MILFORD—The First Annual Great Illinois HAWGFEST will accept non-perishable food items for entrance into this year’s event to be held from noon to 6 p.m., July 10 in New Milford at the Mini-Mart Shopping Complex on 251 South. All food collected during this event will be donated to the Hunger Connection Food Bank.

The event promises to be full of entertainment and fun. Events include a custom bike show, displays, vendors, trophy girl pageant, pig roast, bikini bike wash, and live music from Diamond Dog, Pistol Pete, Bullet and Melvill.

Straightline Performance Cycles is one of the major sponsors of the event, specializing in custom Harley Davidson motorcycles and promoting the custom bike show. Everyone planning to attend this year’s event is asked to donate non-perishable food items as the admission charge to the event.

Brad Henry, president of Straightline Performance Cycles, expects a huge turnout and is excited about being able to help local families through the collection of much-needed food. “Everyone needs help at some point, and we just want to make sure that we can take care of the people living and working in our hometowns. We’ve put together an event that will showcase custom bikes that everyone can enjoy, great live music, and good food. There’s something for everyone. Come out and enjoy the day and help a great cause.

The Hunger Connection Food Bank rescues food from a variety of sources including food manufacturers, food distributors, farmers, retail stores, and restaurants. HCFB distributes food to more than 200 partner agencies that feed the hungry in northern Illinois, including food pantries, soup kitchens, kids’ after-school programs, senior programs, and congregate meal sites. More than 50,000 people in need in northern Illinois are at risk of hunger and rely on food assistance at some point.

Information on the Great Illinois HAWGFEST: Brad Henry, president, Straightline Performance Cycles, (815) 547-3337. Information on the Hunger Connection Food Bank: Diane Kelly, director of Development and Marketing, (815) 961-7283.

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