KEVIN BACON’S RETIRING!
It’s been a roller coaster and wonderful ride with Kev, who’s been a star of The Grounds for over 5 years now and we’d like to honour the big guy with 7 Weeks of Kevin – A celebration of all he’s given to The Grounds and his retirement to greener pastures.
From being pig-napped in 2013 to gracing us with his daily walks and Sydney Park mud-rolling since… well since we could trust him to not run away, it’s been a real treat having him with us.
Let’s back-track. That’s right, pig-napped! What a drama. Kev’s abduction went national AND went viral, many thinking it was such a ridiculous occurrence that we’d staged the whole fiasco. We placed a reward for his return, and two weeks later the big guy found himself at a Victorian veterinary clinic, sick-as-a-hog after being bitten by a snake and almost leaving us for good. But, with the classic Kevin Bacon resolve, he knew he had more to give and returned to The Grounds in a blaze of glory.
At the end of the 7 week celebration, Kev will take up a new residence with the friendly folks at The Riverside Eco Farm Retreat (where he’s got a big family of kids awaiting his arrival) and we’ll welcome the newest addition to The Grounds family, a young prince in the waiting, ready to take on the Kevin Bacon throne and join his new home.
We’d love for you to celebrate with us so stay tuned for all the exciting plans in store over the next 7 weeks.
7 WEEKS OF KEVIN
Kevin’s Laneway Installation
Starts Thursday 5th July
Kevin’s Pig-Out Cake
Available from Monday 9th July
(02) 9699 2225
Check out everything on around The Grounds for winter, including events, workshops and our kids school holiday program.
You might have a few questions on what lies ahead for Kev, so here’s a little FAQ guide for you. If you want to shoot us an email with any other questions, please send them through to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why is Kevin leaving?
It’s time for Kevin to retire! He’s been with us since day dot and will always be a part of our Grounds family, but it’s time he retired to greener pastures to enjoy life away from the big-smoke.
Where is Kevin going?
Kev’s going to be taking up residence at The Riverside Eco Farm Retreat – and he’s got a whole bunch of kids awaiting his grand arrival. The folks at the farm are pretty excited to welcome him into his new home.
Will we be able to visit Kev?
Definitely! The Riverside Eco Farm Retreat is just over 3 hours north of Sydney in Minimbah, and you can definitely make day trips up (they even host camping sites too if you want to make a whole weekend of it!) They have a new website coming soon so we’ll link it here when it’s live and you can grab all the deets on going to visit Kev. They’d love to have you come past and see Kev.
When is Kev’s last day at The Grounds?
We’ll be celebrating Kev for a full 7 weeks with something new and exciting each week, and we’ll be bidding him farewell during August. Stay tuned for details on his final farewell.