Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) 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 has joined with GS Steamers to host the inaugural CAC Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest.
Scheduled for Feb. 4, the CAC Chicken Wing & Micro Brew Fest will be held at GS Steamers, East First Street, from 5 to 9 p.m.
One of Warm Up Oswego’s official Fiesta Hot Spots, 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, looking forward to the event and is excited to be a part of this year’s Warm Up Oswego.
“We have been planning this for a number of months now, and thanks to the efforts of our fundraising committee: Ray Cruz, Jake Mulcahey, Karen Perwitz, Stephanie Hammond, Jenny Donohue, Melanie Proper and Gail Godici, as well as our dedicated board members, the CAC Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest is a reality! We are thrilled to be a part of Warm Up Oswego and thankful that Shane Broadwell and his staff at GS Steamers have offered to host the event for us,” said Damm.
In addition to the chicken wing and micro-brew tasting, the event will also feature a celebrity bartender and live entertainment from 7 to 9 p.m. All proceeds from the CAC’s Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest will benefit the CAC and their efforts to serve children and their families affected by child abuse.
“The epidemic of child abuse continues to plague our 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 2011 the CAC served more than 240 children and families in Oswego County and opened a satellite office at 4822 Salina St. in Pulaski to better serve the northern part of Oswego County.
“We provide advocacy and mental health services to approximately 50 children each week. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to for us to meet the increase demand. The CAC Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest is a fun way to raise awareness of child abuse in Oswego County help us raise some much needed funds so that we may continue to serve our community as a resource for children and families touched by this abuse,” said Damm.
Tickets to attend the CAC Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest are $10 each, advance sale, $15 at the door, and include a sampling of each restaurant’s signature chicken wing and each micro-brew. Additional samplings will be available for purchase at the event. Individuals and businesses interested in supporting the CAC may do so by becoming a Blue Ribbon sponsor. A donation of $100 will include two tickets to the CAC Chicken Wing & 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 CAC Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest, contact the CAC at 315-592-4453.