Hundreds of community members filled the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center to enjoy some hot wings and cold brews at the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County’s 3rd Annual Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest.
The event raised more than $15,000 to help support the agency’s efforts to combat and prevent child abuse in Oswego County.
“Our 3rd Annual Chicken Wing & Micro-Fest was a tremendous success!,” said Executive Director Karrie Damm.
“Thanks to our many supporters and the nearly 700 community members who attended the event, we raised some much needed funds that will allow us to continue to provide services free of charge to victims of child abuse in Oswego County,” Damm said.
Contestants in this year’s competition included: Greene’s Ale House; Canale’s Restaurant; The Press Box; Jimmie James BBQ; Oswego Ancient Order of Hibernians; Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island; Steamer’s; Lighthouse Lanes; Garafolo’s Importing; The Red Sun Fire Roasting Co.; and the Office Tavern.
The winners included:
Greene’s Ale House: Judges Choice – Best Garlic Wings
Steamer’s: Judges Choice – Best BBQ Wings
Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island: Judges Choice – Best Signature Wing
Popular Vote Winner, Best Tasting Wings: Greene’s Ale House (second year in a row)
“I extend a sincere thank you to all of our chicken wing contestants, as well as Eagle Beverage for providing the micro-brews. They are all winners for supporting the Child Advocacy Center and making our 3rd Annual Wing and Micro-Brew Fest a success,” said Damm.
The Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, therapy providers and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse.
In 2013, the CAC served 475 children and families in Oswego County.
For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County you may contact them at 592-4453.