Annual Pig Roast


2016 pig roast poster picture

This years Pig Roast and Pie Wheel was a wonderful success!!!  The afternoon couldn’t have been nicer for the 379 people who stopped by to spend part of their afternoon with us.  The pie wheel was spinning all afternoon with over 50 pies going to lucky winners to enjoy!

Our volunteers,  Ticket sellers and pie bakers are the best!!!   Willie and Jennifer Allison and their friendly staff at the Valley Inn made sure our guests were treated like royalty…  The committee chair, Wayne Ackart and Board Member, Steve Heller, Linda Raide welcomed everyone and made sure that a good time was had by all.

On behalf of Keuka Comfort Care Home, we thank everyone who bought tickets and came to spend the evening with us at the Pig Roast.  We were pleased to see a lot of new faces in the crowd as well as our old friends.  Thanks again to Dean Spoor; Casey, our pig mascot is a hit!  We also found a little Casey for the pie wheel!

Nate Baker from FLE Entertainment set up his walk around mic for us to use and lent us his son Max to help with the Pie Wheel this year!  Max was a wonderful addition to the pie wheel.  We are hoping to have a couple of guest spinners next year to make the Pie Wheel even more exciting.  We were able to get a few Keuka College Students again this year to help us set us and take down all the tables and chairs.  They have been an enormous help to us as we age out of the manual labor pool.  Once again, Sue and Dave Anderson brought the tables and chairs and took them back for us as they have been doing for many years.  We are grateful for all the help the community has shown us.

Last year the famous Pie Wheel was packed most of the afternoon and this year was even better. We raffled off fresh homemade pies baked by some of our most talented friends and family.  They were absolutely beautiful and we had patrons lined up all afternoon to try to win one!  Thank you to everyone who baked their special pies, the Pie Wheel helpers who made it a fun event and those of you who kept the wheel spinning to make the Pie Wheel a success!

We are very appreciative to Longs Cards and Books, Pinckney Hardware, Moose Lodge #2030, Keuka Comfort Care Home Board Members and all our friends who sold tickets on our behalf; job well done!  Thank you to Wayne Ackart and the Pig Roast Committee.  What a great afternoon for Wayne’s last hurrah as chairperson.  Under Waynes watchful eye, the Pig Roast and Pie Wheel have become a community event you don’t want to miss.  One person, who came for the first time said, there were more people from Penn Yan there he know, then he had run into in a long time.  It was like an old time community picnic.  And that is what we have wanted this event to become and we are so glad it has!

This will be Wayne’s last year at Chair for the pig roast and we are really going to miss him.  He has been a wonderful asset to this committee and has this event almost running itself.  Next year, we are happy to announce that Jack Payne will be taking over his duties.  We are looking forward to working with Jack.  He will have a great committee to work with.  If you are interested in joining this committee, email and let us know your intention.  We will need someone to help us keep track of the tickets and ticket sellers.

If you would like to learn more about Keuka Comfort Care Home, a two-bedroom palliative care home for our terminally ill, please visit our website:, our Facebook page or give us a call at 315-536-1690.  We would be happy to hear from you and have you stop by.