Pine Bend Pig Races 2021

Pine Bend Holds Annual Pig Races After Donating 2,800 Pounds of Food
Posted on 01/04/2022
Student with electronic pigBefore Winter Break, Pine Bend Elementary School collected donations for a local food shelf, Neighbors Inc. The non-profit social services organization offers emergency and supportive services to northern Dakota County residents. Students gathered more than 2,800 pounds of donated food for Neighbors Inc. The annual donation drive not only helps stock the local pantry for winter, it also leads into a Pine Bend tradition: the school’s annual Pig Races.

Classes are given one electronic big pig or little critter to enter into the race for every 100 pounds of food they donate. The day’s races include a Big Pig Race and a Little Critter Race. One student is chosen per entry to start their class’s pig or critter in the races, which are held in the gym. Classes watch the races and cheer on their pig or critter from their classrooms via Zoom.

This year, Mr. Peine’s and Mrs. Peterson’s classes won the races. Great job to all of the students who donated food to help their neighbors, and congratulations to the winners!