American Pickers to raffle vintage costume head found in first season

American Pickers

Piggly Wiggly costume head to be raffled by American Pickers to benefit a pancreatic cancer charity, The Autumn Leave Project. Image courtesy of Antique Archaeology

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – TV favorite American Pickers is conducting a charity raffle whose prize is an item discovered during its first season: a Piggly Wiggly costume head.

Raffle tickets are available online until Dec. 31 for $20 each or three for $50.

Proceeds will benefit a charitable organization dedicated to helping people with pancreatic cancer. The Autumn Leaves Project was started by singer Butch Walker, whose father died from pancreatic cancer in 2013.

A statement from the organization says American Pickers decided to give back by raising money for the charity.

The costume pig head was found by American Pickers stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz during their junking adventures on the TV show. It has been hanging from the ceiling of Wolfe’s Antique Archaeology Nashville shop since 2010. At some point in its lifetime, the words “Kiss Me You Fool!” were added to the costume head. It has been a popular attraction for shop visitors taking selfies.

Piggly Wiggly is a southern grocery store chain that was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1916.  The corporate mascot is a smiling, wide-eyed pig.

To purchase raffle tickets, visit The Autumn Leaves Project’s website.

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