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September 18, 2018

Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest to Benefit Child Advocacy Center


Written By: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County invites you to join them for a great time for a great cause.  As part of the annual Warm Up Oswego celebration, the CAC will hold its second annual Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest.

Scheduled for February 1, the second annual CAC Chicken Wing and Micro Brew Fest will be held at the new Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, East First Street in Oswego, adjacent to the Best Western, from 6 to 10 p.m.

Staff of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County meet with representatives from the Multi-Disciplinary Team to discuss details for the CAC’s second annual Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest.  Seated from left are: MDT member Stephanie Hammond, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Karrie Damm, Stacy Austin-Root of the CAC, and Tracy Henry of the CAC. Standing from left are: MDT members Paul LaBarge, Sara Buske, and Ed Lamb.

Staff of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County meet with representatives from the Multi-Disciplinary Team to discuss details for the CAC’s second annual Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest. Seated from left are: MDT member Stephanie Hammond, Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Karrie Damm, Stacy Austin-Root of the CAC, and Tracy Henry of the CAC. Standing from left are: MDT members Paul LaBarge, Sara Buske, and Ed Lamb.

One of Warm Up Oswego’s official Fiesta Hot Spots, the second annual CAC Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest will feature chicken wings from a variety of Oswego County’s favorite eateries. Each restaurant will offer samples of their signature chicken wings as they compete for the CAC’s Blue Ribbon Award for the best chicken wing.

Additionally, samples will be available for a wide selection of micro-brews courtesy of Eagle Beverage of Oswego.

Executive Director of the CAC of Oswego County, Karrie Damm, is looking forward to the event and is excited to once again be a part of Warm Up Oswego.

“Last year’s chicken wing and mirco-brew fest was such a huge success that we have decided to make it an annual event.  We are looking to build on our previous success and make this year’s chicken wing and micro-brew fest bigger and better than last year’s. Thanks to the efforts of our fundraising committee: Ray Cruz, Jake Mulcahey, Karen Perwitz, Elizabeth Fadden, Jolene Bechtel, Bonnie Farmer, Sara Buske, Stephanie Hammond, Jenny Donohue, Melanie Proper and Gail Godici, as well as our dedicated board members, we have added a number of eateries to the wing competition and moved the event to a much larger venue to provide our guests with a more comfortable atmosphere and the opportunity to enjoy even more choices of chicken wings and micro-brews.  We are happy to be a part of Warm Up Oswego and are excited about holding the event at the beautiful Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center,” said Damm.

In addition to the chicken wing and micro-brew tasting, the event will also feature an “Attitude Adjustment Hour” from 5-6 p.m., and live entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m.

All proceeds from the CAC’s Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest will benefit the CAC and its efforts to serve children and their families affected by child abuse.

“The epidemic of child abuse continues to plague Oswego County. With the support of concerned community members we can raise the awareness of child abuse and develop the resources necessary to allow the CAC continue its mission of responding to child abuse in ways that bring about healing and justice for children and their families, and working to reduce and prevent child abuse in our communities,” said Damm.

Located at 301 Beech St., Fulton, the CAC is a non-profit organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve child victims of sexual and physical abuse.

In 2012 the CAC served more than 300 children and families in Oswego County.

“We provide advocacy and mental health services to approximately 80 children each week.  It is becoming increasingly more difficult to for us to meet the increased demand.  The CAC Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest is a fun way to raise awareness of child abuse in Oswego County and help us raise some much needed funds so that we may continue to serve our community as a resource for children and families affected by abuse,” said Damm.

Tickets to attend the fest are $15 each, advance sale, $20 at the door, and include a sampling of each restaurant’s signature chicken wing and each micro-brew.

Individuals and businesses interested in supporting the CAC may do so by becoming a Blue Ribbon sponsor.

A donation as little as $100 will include two tickets to the CAC Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest and a poster with your name or company logo on display during the event.

Damm added that a limited number of openings are still available for restaurants that would like to be a part of the event.

For more information on the fest, contact the CAC at 315-592-4453 or visit www.oswegocac.org

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