BRINSTON – The Matilda Memorial Recreation Committee fourth annual pig roast Sat., Sept. 28 had weather that was perfect for a pig.

The driving rain created sloppy conditions, perfect for a good wallow in the park, but it did nothing to dampen the spirit of the dedicated volunteers and those who attended.

The two pigs, donated by Tibben Farms and Mudde Farms, were roasted on a spit for more than 10 hours by a group of volunteers. To say it is a labour of love is an understatement, but that is the standard that has been created by the committee according to chair Tracy Yalden.

“We have great people in our community. They’re amazing,” she said. “Our community just steps up and starts coming.”

Yalden pointed out that help comes from all areas, including sponsors. Others like Ed Duncan, Henderson Meats, Oink Oink Acres and the Golden Gears Car Club all provided a helping hand wherever needed.

With Tribek Inflatables, face painting, a scarecrow contest and games on site, there was no shortage of activities. Cory Coons provided the soundtrack for the day.

Yalden hopes the event continues to spark interest in the park as the group continues to make improvements.

“We’d really like to get the ball lights for next summer, but ultimately we’d just like to see the park used more. We’d like families to use it for birthday parties, gatherings or just to come out for the day to enjoy family time,” she said.


Cory Coons performed with his vintage sound.

Theodore McGann was ready for the wet weather with his jacket and balloon turtle on his hand.

Ben Luimes, Rob Harbers and Stan Tibben worked as a team to carefully take apart the spit-roasted pig.

Rob Harbers showed off the finished pig after more than 10 hours of being slow-roasted on a spit. Schoch Photos