Janell Hoffman, director of the Paynesville Area Senior Center, declared a tie between the two men as the donations were very close. The two men raised $300 (votes).
The Paynesville Office of the Melrose Credit Union had nominated Doug Stang, who turned out to be the loser in this race with only $11 (votes). He won the honor of kissing the back of the pig
Another twist in the contest was Troy Stang, a write-in candidate. He was the true winner with $260 (votes). He was given the honor of holding the pig for the other candidates.
Joe Spaulding finished second, receiving a pork dinner, a bucketful of ground corn.
Other candidates competing were Jennifer Wendlandt, Don Torbenson, Dave Peschong, and Steve Brisendine.
All totaled, $739 was raised for the Paynesville Area Transit. Hoffman thanks all the contestants for being good sports.
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