Shuckin’ for the Law and Pig Pickin’ raises money for law enforcement
A group dedicated to celebrating and supporting the Richland County Sheriff’s Department did just that in style Saturday.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Foundation’s second Annual Shuckin’ for the Law & Pig Pickin’ drew a packed house at Hay Hill Events on Bluff Road in Columbia.
Old South Catering provided the barbecue to go along with oysters from Ole Timey Meat Market, and those attending mingled with deputies and Sheriff Leon Lott while listening to live music from Killer Beez.
The day also included a live auction featuring vacations, a Live PD ride-along and art including a painting of the event created during the festivities by local artist Trahern Cook.
The Sheriff’s Foundation’s primary objective is to equip deputies with the tools necessary to perform their duties safely. The funds have been used to buy life-saving equipment such as bullet-proof vests and walk-in-talkies and to support programs like Bike Patrol and the Kid Print program.
Foundation funds are also used to assist families of deputies killed in the line of duty and deputies who are experiencing hardships due to illness or injury