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September 26, 2018

Child Advocacy Center Wing Fest set February 12


OSWEGO, NY – The menu is set and the beer’s chilling in preparation for the Child Advocacy Center’s annual Chicken Wing Fest.

Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County Karrie Damm (front right) and “The Wing Man,” the official mascot for the CAC’s Wing Fest, meet with representatives from some of the participating restaurants that will be competing for the title of “Best Tasting Chicken Wing in Oswego County.” Seated from left are: Nicky Loomis of GJP Oswego; Rebecca Forman of GS Steamers; Rachel Malone of Malone’s Irish Hideaway; and Shari Drace of Alex’s on the Water. Standing from left are: Gary Ingersoll of GS Steamers; Larry Miller of GJP Oswego; Joe Garafolo of Garafolo’s; Sean Ohnmacht of three-time defending champion Greene’s Ale House; Aaron Stark of Alex’s on the Water; and Kristen Aluzzi of Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island.  Other competing restaurants include The Press Box, Jimmie James BBQ, and Bistro 197.

Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County Karrie Damm (front right) and “The Wing Man,” the official mascot for the CAC’s Wing Fest, meet with representatives from some of the participating restaurants that will be competing for the title of “Best Tasting Chicken Wing in Oswego County.” Seated from left are: Nicky Loomis of GJP Oswego; Rebecca Forman of GS Steamers; Rachel Malone of Malone’s Irish Hideaway; and Shari Drace of Alex’s on the Water. Standing from left are: Gary Ingersoll of GS Steamers; Larry Miller of GJP Oswego; Joe Garafolo of Garafolo’s; Sean Ohnmacht of three-time defending champion Greene’s Ale House; Aaron Stark of Alex’s on the Water; and Kristen Aluzzi of Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island. Other competing restaurants include The Press Box, Jimmie James BBQ, and Bistro 197.

To be held February 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, East First Street in Oswego adjacent to the Best Western Hotel, the CAC’s Wing Fest features chicken wings from a variety of Oswego County’s favorite eateries.

Participants to date include: Canale’s Restaurant, Greene’s Ale House, Jimmie James BBQ, The Press Box, Malone’s Irish Hideaway, GJP Oswego, Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island, Lighthouse Lanes, GS Steamer’s, Bistro 197, and Alex’s on the Water.

The restaurants will compete for the CAC’s coveted Golden Chicken Trophy for the best tasting chicken wing as they offer samples of a traditional flavor chicken wing as well as their signature chicken wing.

Eagle Beverage will also be on hand to offer samples of micro-brews.

Additionally, singer-songwriter John McConnell’s fun and unique style will provide the entertainment with a live performance that features several of his own compositions.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the CAC, 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 2015, the CAC served more than 450 children and families in Oswego County.

The CAC’s main office is located at 301 Beech St., Fulton; there is also a satellite office at 4822 Salina St., Pulaski.

For more information on the CAC’s fifth annual Wing Fest, contact the CAC at 315-592-4453, visit www.oswegowingfest.com or follow the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County on Facebook.

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