Willie Make the News Again?

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Saratoga Victorian Stroll 2012

Saratoga Victorian Stroll 2012

Yes, he will – in today’s blog post. I’m talking about Willie, mascot of a 1988 confectionery candy shop called Saratoga Sweets in historic Saratoga, NY.

Willie, a Kunekune oinker originally from North Carolina, was dressed for the 26th annual Victorian Stroll donning a bright red cape with a hint of peppermint. With a growing Facebook site and hundreds of fans wanting to pet the honorary guest it was obvious his popularity was giving Santa a run for his cookies.

Willie’s namesake Peppermint Pigsā„¢ candies have been featured on the Food Network, the Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, CNN, CNBC, CBS New and countless magazines and newspapers across the country.