Sam’s Town employees show great creativity with pig kissing contest

John Mathis strives to kiss Charlotte the pig after being unanimously chosen for the task by his colleagues at Sam's Town, Tunica, MS.

John Mathis strives to kiss Charlotte the pig after being unanimously chosen for the task by his colleagues at Sam’s Town, Tunica, MS.

“Don’t ask me, ask her!”

That was John Mathis’s response when the shift co-manager at Sam’s Town Casino and Resorts was told he was chosen to kiss “Charlotte” at the end of the casino’s United Way campaign.

Charlotte, a local pig, was not used to such advances. She stood nearby, dressed prettily with a bright pink bow.

Mathis was the unanimous choice to kiss Charlotte in a contest that supports United Way’s ongoing fundraising drive to improve local education, financial stability and health for the Mid-South. Employees celebrated the end of their United Way campaign last week with delicious food at the Sam’s Town auditorium and gathered for a view of Mathis and Charlotte’s …appointment.

Mathis decided it would be easier at Charlotte’s level (as in – on the floor) and while he showed himself a great sport by dropping to all fours, it was evident Charlotte was …well, not all that interested in the idea. Despite her indifference, the shift co-manager showed himself to be a true champion for charity and lived up to his end of the bargain.

Charlotte – ever the lady – had no comment after the kiss.

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Related item: Sam’s Town presents $35,000 at United Way Day of Caring

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