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FREE BBQ! (We’re Not Kidding)

Community Connection of Northeast Georgia and other Athens nonprofits are sponsoring a series of four free pig roasts across Athens. All you have to do is fill out an anonymous survey about your health care needs.

Community Connection is undertaking a community assessment designed to help local hospitals and other health care organizations identify needs and allocate resources.

Each picnic will feature a 200-pound hog roasted by Noah Brendel (formerly of the Four Coursemen) or Pulaski Heights BBQ‘s Chuck Ramsey. Sides will be prepared by local chefs from ingredients provided by the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

The first roast, co-sponsored by Athens Regional Health System, will be held Saturday, Mar. 21 from 3–7 p.m. at the West Broad School (the site of the Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Farmers Market). In addition to pigging out, kids can play in a bounce house while the grown-ups listen to DJ Mahogany spin.

Future roasts will be held Apr. 25 at the East Athens Community Center and May 9 and June 6 at locations on the Eastside and in the Five Points area TBD.