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Clinton’s Ceniccola’s Celebrates Summer With Second Annual MS Pig Roast

May 2, 2014

Jacqueline Sembor, Thompson, poses with Alise Schimdt Emerson, Northford, and her brother, Dave Schimdt, Wallingford, while at the first-ever Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick Hog Wild Pig Roast at Ceniccola’s Deli in Clinton. Schimdt was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2005.

CLINTON, Conn. – Jacq may be nimble, and she may be quick but Jacqueline “Jacq” Sembor is ditching the jump to, instead, run with the candle stick! Determined to make a difference, Sembor is once again partnering with Clinton’s Ceniccola’s Italian Deli and Pizzeria ring in the summer months with the second annual Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick MS Pig Roast.

Sembor, who grew up in Thompson, is no stranger to the effects of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease. In addition to two family members living with the potentially debilitating disease, she also had a high school classmate who was diagnosed with MS after beginning to experience symptoms at the young age of 10. In fact, this isn’t her first attempt at fundraising. As a teen, Sembor organized the Marianapolis Knights for Life Walk MS fundraising team in honor of her friend’s battle with the illness.

Last year, Sembor formed the Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick Run MS fundraising team, and encouraged team members to dress up as nursery rhyme characters. The first pig roast added $1,500 to the team’s total of $3,000 in fundraising.

“I’m very excited to team up with Bruno Ceniccola to host the Second Annual MS Pig Roast,” said Sembor, who is looking for additional sponsors. “Our family friendly pig roast will include drawings for prizes, live music and much more.”

The Second Annual Jacq B Nimble, Jacq B Quick MS Pig Roast, presented by Ceniccola’s, will take place at Ceniccola’s  in Clinton on Sunday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m.

Lunch includes pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs, plenty of fixin’s and beverages, including beer and wine. Festivities feature live music, a bounce house for children and drawings for prizes, including a luxury suite rental at the New Britain Rock Cats Stadium, gifts from The Silver Dahlia, Vera Bradley and Vineyard Vines tote bags and much more. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter.

“The first ever hog wild pig roast was also my first time organizing a fundraiser,” admitted Sembor, who has been on staff with the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, for 16 months. “This year, I am adding to last year’s layout, getting an earlier start, and bringing in even more local talent to celebrate the start of summer.”

In addition to a full set performed by After Midnight, Connecticut’s classic rock party band, Dominika Stará, who performed at the 2014 Couture Fashion Week in New York City, will also be making a special appearance. Stará spent the last year visiting schools in the New England area speaking to students on the importance of education and positive influences in relation to pursuing their dreams. Her goal is to inspire the youth to accomplish their goals by instilling the value of staying focused and driven.

Adult tickets purchased in advance are available for a $20 donation. Adult tickets purchased at the door are available for a gift of $25. Children under 12 are free, but piggy bank donations are encouraged. Donations for tickets purchased in advance must be received no later than Monday, June 16.

Sponsors include Ceniccola’s Deli and Pizzeria, Powers Ink, of Branford; K and G Graphics, of Branford; The Hamilton Group, of Clinton; Carl’s Boned Chicken, of New Haven. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. For a complete list of opportunities, contact Jacqueline Sembor at

For more information about Ceniccola’s Deli and Pizzeria or for a complete menu, visit For more information about the Second Annual MS Pig Roast, email


About the Connecticut Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Connecticut Chapter strives to provide knowledge and assistance to help people with MS and their families maintain the highest possible quality of life. These goals are achieved through vital national and local programs.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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