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30th Birthday Celebrations

2008 Archive of Birthday Events

image of two pigs playing a fiddle and baseThe bass and fiddle playing pigs in a star lit field served as our 30th Annivesary logo. Jamie Poindexter brought our famous mascot Pigs together and added enough stars for 30, but only 29 are showing clearly. Can you find the partially hidden star?

If you have digital photos, please share them here. Contact Jamie Poindexter.

30th Birthday Committee:

The committee included Deb Kmetz, Michele Jacques, Karen Gogolick, Sally Bennett, Kim Genich, Ben Doran, and Ken Rineer. Jamie Poindexter chaired the committee. It took a lot of volunteers to help at the events. Without them, the committee's planning would have been for naught.

30th Birthday Photos:

With numerous events, many photos were taken. To view photos, click on the Photos links below. Contribute your photos by emailing them to Jamie Poindexter. Please note that she has received many photos and hopes to add them here in the next month, or so. Photos are used by permission of the photographers.

30th Birthday Events:

The celebration planning started in March. The first event was held in May and the last event in November.

Here are the event archives:

Friday, May 2nd, 6:30pm

Volunteer Potluck

Everyone interested in volunteering at the special events was invited to participate in the potluck prior to the evening's concert, at the Coffeehouse.

photoJuly 4th, 2 - 10pm

4th of July Traditional Potluck at Agnes Bennett's place

We had a good turn out, a chance to catch up with friends, enjoy good food and music jamming.

August 18, 4 - 9pm

Memorial Potluck at the Olin Park Barn

The weather was perfect and the mosquitoes stayed away untill the end. Potluck dinner was followed by some music by Loldy Jam. The last 45 minutes we all gathered around the memorial tree planted for Bill Bennett. Many took turns to talk about their fondest memories of the Hog, friends, and remembering those that have passed on. View Photos, by Tami Dettinger.

September 19, 8:00pm

Special 30th Birthday Concert

Deb Kmetz, Roxanne Neat, David Eagan, Mac Robertson, Stephen Lee Rich and some friends, plus the Balkan group Tri Bratovchedki also made an appearance.

View the poster

Monday, September 22, 2008, 7 - 8:00pm

Wild Hog Hour on WORT Radio, 89.9 FM.

Ken Rineer has invited some old Hog friends to appear live on the radio. Colleen Foley and Sally Bennett will be playing for the first part, along with the Old Gray Cats (stringband based on Linda and Greg Mullenzi-Jones). They will also talk about the The Wild Hog in the Woods. It will be jst like the old days when Ken invited that week's performers to a live interview and play some songs on the air.

photoFriday, September 26, 7 - 10:30pm

Reunion Barn Dance at Olin Park

Just like we used to have every month. Enjoy a late summer evening in the park overlooking Lake Monona with views of the Capitol. Dance will be held in the barn at the park.

Live music and callers. All dances are taught. Admission: $5

View the poster

Monday, October 13, 7 - 8:00pm

Wild Hog Hour on WORT Radio, 89.9 FM.

Ken hosted. Deb Kemtz was in the studio along with Michelle ??? from UW Extension Center for Cooperatives. Gordy Hiners was on the phone from North Carolina.

Listen to the program (mp3)

Monday, November 3, 2008, 7-8:00pm

Wild Hog on the Air, an hour on WORT Radio, 89.9 FM

Ken Rineer will be at the controls.  Jamie Poindexter is organizing currentHog coordinators and volunteers to join her in the studio to talk about the birthday, a few memories, and a lot about how wonderful the Hog is.

Listen to the program (mp3)

Friday, November 7, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Special Birthday Concert

Performers include Lou and Peter Berryman, Ken Longuist, Jim Schwall.

Lou and Peter Berryman specialize in songs that make humorous observations about the human condition and have an uncanny ability to make plays on words and sounds.  Ken Lonnquist is a funny, enjoyable songwriter from Madison, he has a repertoire of serious and humorous songs he has written, both for adults and children, including many environmental songs. Jim Schwall is a singer and songwriter that was in the midst of Chicago folk music in the 60’s and 70’s, later earning his doctoral degree in music at UW Madison.

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Saturday, November 8 11:00am - 1:00pm

Brunch With the Hog at Sardines in Machinery Row

Brunch get together to just talk, catch up with each other, and enjoy some good food at Sardine, in Machinery Row at 617 Williamson Street in Madison. View the brunch menu. Parking lot available, major bus routes, too. Directions.

Saturday, November 8, 7:00 to 11:00pm

Barn Dance

At Grace Church on the Capital Square at West Washington. Every dance is taught. Callers include Jane Sekulski, Mike Mossman and Bill Miller. Bands include "By Gone Days", "Rattletrap", "Heywired", plus a couple of short sets with additional local performers.

View the poster

Friday, November 21

Birthday Party and Potluck

Potluck Dinner, Birthday Cake, music jam and sing-along at the Coffeehouse. We started the celebrations on July 4th with a potluck, so what better way to bring our celebrations to a close! Details will be posted soon.




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