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Saint-Ex Pig Roast Raises $7K for Arts Education

by Borderstan.com September 7, 2010 at 9:19 am 0

Click on the collage to see pictures from the party. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Click on the photo collage above to see photos from yesterday’s Cafe Saint-Ex Labor Day block party.

It’s not every day in the hood that you see a pig roasting in an open cooker while bluegrass music plays in the background. Yesterday at 14th and T NW, long lines of locals were gobbling up roasted pork at the Cafe Saint-Ex 2nd Annual Labor Day Pig Roast/BBQ Sauce Cook Off. The afternoon block party on the 1300 block of T Street also featured a lemonade stand, local artists and plenty of arts activities for kids.

Sponsored by Cafe Saint-Ex, the fundraiser benefited the Fillmore Art Center. According to Saint-Ex, the event raised $7,594 for the center. Fillmore provides award-winning arts programs for students at Ross Elementary (1730 R Street NW) and nine other public elementary schools across DC. Virtually all the supplies and equipment used for the program are paid for by donations and special events.

The BBQ Sauce contest was between Saint-Ex employees. The winners were:

  1. 1st Place: Elsie Dwyer (Saint-Ex employee)
  2. 2nd Place: Jesse Miller (Saint-Ex chef)
  3. 3rd Place: Billy Klein (Saint-Ex chef)

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