Ticonderoga Ticonderoga eateries will battle for bragging rights during the third 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. 19, 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 be labeled by number so people don’t know whose wings are being sampled. People will then vote to determine who makes the best wings in Ticonderoga.
Participating this year will be the Knights of Columbus, Best Western Burgoyne Grill, Emerald’s Restaurant, the EMA, Fort View Inn, Hot Biscuit Diner, the Burleigh House, Wind Chill, The Pub, Ti Pi, Wagon Wheel and the Sentinel Grille.
Last year the Knights of Columbus won with the EMA and Wind Chill tied for second place, just two votes back. In 2011 the Knights and Fort View Inn deadlocked for first place.
“Our first year we hoped to raise $500 for the food pantry,” said Rollin Slattery of the Knights. “We raised $1,000. Last year we raised $1,300 thanks to a nice donation by John and Joanne Bartlett. This year I hope we can do even better.
“The need at the food pantry never ends,” he 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. Margaret Beuerlein and her staff at the food pantry do a great job.”
The K of C bar will be open and big screen televisions will be showing college football games during the “Wing War.”
Last year’s battle for chicken wing supremacy attracted more than 100 people.
“I’d like to thank all the restaurants who participated in our ‘Wing War’,” Slattery said. “Without the generous support of these restaurants and others, like John Bartlett, we wouldn’t be able to make this donation to the food pantry. It’s really a community event.
“It should be a lot of fun and it’s all for a great cause,” Slattery said.
Located at the First United Methodist Church on Wicker Street, the Ticonderoga Food Pantry serves up to 100 families a month.