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Pig plays her part in Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania fund-raiser

| Sunday, March 29, 2015, 5:56 p.m.
Owners Chris and Lauren Miladinovich with Nola the Pig during the Great Futures Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.
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Owners Chris and Lauren Miladinovich with Nola the Pig during the Great Futures Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.
Jamie and Grant Walters during the Great Futures Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.
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Jamie and Grant Walters during the Great Futures Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.
Andrew Miller during the Great Features Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.
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Andrew Miller during the Great Features Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.
Lisa and Ben Kerlik during the Great Futures Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015.

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Lisa and Ben Kerlik during the Great Futures Gala – Boys and Girls Club on the Gateway Clipper on Tuesday, March 25, 2015. Mike Mancini | for the Tribune-Review

The fairy tale promises a happy ending after locking lips with a fair amount of frogs.

Might the same fate be derived from the sweet kiss of a pig?

“I was sort of crossing my fingers that people supersede me,” said Andrew Miller, one of a dozen or so Kiss a Pig candidates, whose fundraising efforts ended on March 25 with a sail on the Gateway Clipper. The ultimate prize for top earner Jim Barry was smooching the snout of Nola.

“(We) taught her how to kiss,” explained her owners, Chris andLauren Miladinovich, as the squealer was escorted to a VIP room on the second floor of the ship.

The Great Futures Gala raised $66K for the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania. Fellow Kiss a Pig candidates included Dominic Panucci, prez Mike Hepler, Paul David Pish, Jason Hillebrand, Lou Martin, Lynnette Eagle, Susan Brozek Scott, Craig Duffy and AndyBrough.

Kate Benz is the social columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at kbenz@tribweb.com, 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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