Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:30

CAC Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest to happen Feb. 7

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Planning Committee members seated from left are: Nick Canale, Jr. of Canale`s Restaurant; Alison Scanlon and Marissa Canale of The Press Box; and Robin Guyle of Jimmie James BBQ.  Standing from left is Committee Member, John Zanewych; Rich Coots of the Oswego Ancient Order of Hibernians; Sean Ohnmacht of Greene`s Ale House, voted `Best Wings` at last year`s event; Kristen Aluzzi of Kristen`s Kitchen at Battle Island; and Committee Members, Chris Jones and Allain Daigle.  Other participating restaurants include: Steamer`s, Lighthouse Lanes, and The Red Sun Fire Roasting Co. Planning Committee members seated from left are: Nick Canale, Jr. of Canale`s Restaurant; Alison Scanlon and Marissa Canale of The Press Box; and Robin Guyle of Jimmie James BBQ. Standing from left is Committee Member, John Zanewych; Rich Coots of the Oswego Ancient Order of Hibernians; Sean Ohnmacht of Greene`s Ale House, voted `Best Wings` at last year`s event; Kristen Aluzzi of Kristen`s Kitchen at Battle Island; and Committee Members, Chris Jones and Allain Daigle. Other participating restaurants include: Steamer`s, Lighthouse Lanes, and The Red Sun Fire Roasting Co. Submitted photo

     The menu is set and the beer`s chilling in preparation for the Child Advocacy Center`s (CAC) 3rd Annual Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest!

     To be held Friday, February 7 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, East First Street in Oswego adjacent to the Best Western Hotel, the CAC's Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest is one of Warm Up Oswego's official Fiesta Hot Spots. The event 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, Oswego Ancient Order of Hibernians, Kristen's Kitchen at Battle Island, Lighthouse Lanes, The Office Tavern, Red Sun Fire Roasting Co., and Steamer's.

     The restaurants will compete for the CAC's Blue Ribbon Award for the best tasting chicken wing as they offer samples of their signature chicken wings. Eagle Beverage will also be on hand to offer samples from a wide variety of micro-brews. Additionally, Lake Ontario Photo Booth will be on site for fun group photos, and singer / guitarist Mike Shiel will provide the music.

     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 2013, the CAC served more than 475 children and families in Oswego County. The CAC's main office is located at 301 Beech Street in Fulton; there is also a satellite office at 4822 Salina Street in Pulaski.

     Tickets to attend the CAC Chicken Wing & Micro-Brew Fest are $20 each, advance sale; $25 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. For more information on the CAC's 3rd Annual Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest, or to purchase tickets, contact the CAC at 315-592-4453, visit the agency's www.oswegocac.org, or www.oswegowingfest.com or follow the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County on Facebook.

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