Local Organization To Raise Money With Cooking Competition
“Pro’s versus Joes”
PANAMA CITY, FLA. – Celebrating the amazing tastes and spices of local chicken wing vendors, The Humane Society of Bay County announced their 3rd Annual Aaron Rich Invitational Chicken Wing Championship fundraiser this week.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 16, at The Wicked Wheel Restaurant from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The fundraiser will consist of 25 chicken wing chef contestants competing for the best tasting wings in the county.
There will be local celebrities participating in a blind taste test as well as voting for the People’s Champ. Vendor spots are filling up quickly, but the organization is still looking for chefs to compete. Private chefs do not need to own a restaurant to compete. The fundraiser was filled with “half pros” (established restaurants) and “half Joes” (private chefs) last year. The organization strongly encourages more private chefs competing alongside the bigger named establishments.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their ongoing mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County. If you are interested in competing in the wing competition or purchasing advance tickets for the event, please contact the Sean Brosnan at 850-691-2725.
– COMPETITION INFO –
If you’ve got some amazing wings and would like to compete, entry is only a $25 donation and SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 COMPETITORS. All competitors will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of the application and entry fee.
The championship will consist of categories for “Buffalo Style” and “Free-For-All Style” for the wings. A panel of judges will award 1st and 2nd place trophies for the wings based on taste, originality, and cooking.
The “People’s Champ” trophies will be determined by attendee voting at each booth.
100% of the proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Bay County and their mission to find forever homes for the homeless animals of Bay County.
Pier Park will be filled with Leprechaun spirit in celebration of St. Patricks Day. Every year various forms of liquid are dyed green, including water, soda, beer and even the Chicago River, yes, they dye the whole thing.
The history of St. Patricks day started in the 5th century when St. Patrick, a converted Christian traveled the island and converted the people of Ireland. One of many myths tell of him ridding the island of Ireland of all snakes, although, the History Channel says there were never snakes in Ireland. Many historians explain this as an analogy of converting all the pagans. The date is believed to have come from the day St. Patrick died, and the holiday is celebrated every year around the world, with many countries taking the day off work. Many in Ireland spend the morning in church and the afternoon celebrating.
Today, you’ll find green beer at Hofbrau Beer Garden and live entertainment at Tootsies Orchid Lounge and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville. Hofbrau will have two for one drinks and Margaritaville will have food and drink specials all day long, serving the signature “Who’s to Blame” green margarita.
For more information, call Pier Park at 850 236 9974.