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‘Wing War’ to aid Ticonderoga Food Pantry

Second annual event Oct. 20

Rollin Slattery, left, of the Knights of Columbus and Robert Goestch of the Fort View Inn show off their chicken wings. The Knights and Fort View tied for first place in the inaugural “Wing War” to benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

Rollin Slattery, left, of the Knights of Columbus and Robert Goestch of the Fort View Inn show off their chicken wings. The Knights and Fort View tied for first place in the inaugural “Wing War” to benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

— Ticonderoga eateries will battle for bragging rights during the second annual “Wing War,” but the real winner will be the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

Hosted by the Ti Knights of Columbus, the “Wing War” will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 a person.

Proceeds will benefit the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

The event will give people the chance to sample chicken wings prepared by local restaurants. The wings will labeled by number so people didn’t know whose wings are being sampled. People will then vote to determine who makes the best wings in Ticonderoga.

Participating his year will be the Knights of Columbus, Best Western Burgoyne Grill, Emeralds Restaurant, the EMA, Fort View Inn, Hot Biscuit Diner, House of Pizza, Tierney’s, Eddie’s Restaurant, the Burleigh House and the Corner Market.

Last year the Knights of Columbus and Fort View Inn deadlocked for first place.

“Las year we were fortunate enough to raise $1,000, with the help of John bartlett, for the Ti Food pantry,” said Rollin Slattery of the Knights. “We had about 80 people. I’m expecting 10 or more this year. It was a lot of fun.”

Following this year’s “Wing War” the Knights will serve complimentary wings to anyone who may still be hungry. The K of C bar will be open and big screen televisions will be showing college football games.

“It should be a lot of fun and it’s all for a great cause,” Slattery said. “With the holiday season and cold weather approaching the food pantry needs all the help we can provide.

“Anytime we can help the food pantry it’s a good thing,” he said. “The food pantry provides a must-needed service to the community and I’m glad we can help out.”

Slattery said the event has proven such a success the Knights of Columbus plan on making it an annual contest each October.

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