Fundraiser to benefit employees of fire-damaged restaurant

Community pig roast set for September 22

LOWER ALSACE TWP., Pa. - Despite being temporarily closed by fire, Klinger's on Carsonia continues to put the "fun" in fundraising, this time for the benefit of the restaurant's employees.

A community pig roast and benefit -- dubbed "Piggin' out for Klinger's" -- will be held next Friday, September 22, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the Antietam Valley Recreation and Community Center on Byram Street in Exeter Township.

Tickets are limited and cost $20 in advance and, if available, $25 at the door. They can be bought at the Antietam Valley Farmers Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon.

The cost includes a roast pork dinner with all the fixin's, two drink tickets, and unlimited soda and water, as well as entertainment by Lush Button and Phoenix N2o.

Games, raffles, 50/50 tickets, and limited-edition t-shirts will cost extra, so those who attend are advised to have cash.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Klinger's employees who have been impacted by the fire, which gutted the restaurant's kitchen and damaged the dining room early Sunday morning.

It could be a couple months before the family-owned restaurant on Carsonia Avenue in Lower Alsace Township can reopen, according to co-owner Mark Klinger, so Carsonia employees are being scheduled for shifts at the other Klinger's locations -- Klinger's of Fleetwood and Klinger's at the Airport.

GoFundMe pages are also raising money for the employees, as well as for the tenant who was displaced from the apartment above the restaurant.

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