Shawnee on Delaware, PA – With a newly improved and spacious layout for 2013, the Pocono Chicken Wing-Off, an important annual fundraiser for Monroe County Meals on Wheels, returned to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area for its second season on Sunday, August 11.
Netting approximately $16,000 for Monroe County Meals on Wheels, the participants distributed over 6852 pounds of chicken equaling 67,292 wings. Mimi Mikels, executive director of Meals on Wheels, comments “We could not have our most important fund-raiser without the restaurants that are extremely generous in preparing and serving the wings and without the businesses that sponsor the Wing-Off. The proceeds from this year’s Wing-Off will enable us to provide 2100 meals to elderly and disabled homebound people in Monroe County.”
Scheduled noon to 4pm, the festive event had a variety of 46 tasty, hot, and unique wings prepared by 11 of the Pocono region’s most popular restaurants and businesses; The Log Cabin Bar & Grill, The Historic Tom X Pub, RayPriceCars.com, Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Scorecard Sports Bar & Grill, The Big A Grillehouse & Tavern, Tickle My Pig BBQ, Jubilee Restaurant, Wintergreens Patio Grill, The Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, and The Frogtown Chophouse. Festival attendees paid as they went for wings, beverages, and other food. Proceeds from all wings sold went to benefit Monroe County Meals on Wheels.
The winners of the judged categories are as follows: People’s Choice, Best Tasting: Jubilee Restaurant for “Chicken and Waffles”; People’s Choice, Hottest: Wintergreens Patio Grill for “Got Milk”; Chef’s Choice: Log Cabin Bar & Grill for “Jameson Garlic Buffalo Sauce” (with runner up Jubilee Restaurant for “Chicken and Waffles”); and Most Original: Jubilee Restaurant for “Chicken and Waffles” (with runner up PEEC for “Black Eyed Suzy”). Each category winner received an award certificate, $250 prize check, and bragging rights for their winning entry.
The event sponsors included BioSpectra, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Reinhart Foodservice, Pierce Foods, Silver Brook, Stone Trembly, Bartonsville Printing, Kistler Printing Company Inc. Cottman Transmission, AmeriGas, BCSI, ESSA Bank & Trust, Full Potential it, DNA Property Management Co, J.D. Byrider, Sunoco, Outdoor World, Pocono Cardiology Associates P.C., National Penn, Mullins Insurance, Powlette & Field LLC, Joan E. Rinker Tax Services, Penn Security, and Not Just Video Amusements.
Additional donations were provided by Gene Gamoni, Popcorn Buddha, Perkins Restaurant, Olive Garden, Water Gap Diner, Pizza Hut, Panera Bread, Blondie Salon, Pure Excellence Hair Studio, Lesley’s Salon, STS Tire & Auto Center, Vocelli Pizza, Baileys Rib & Steakhouse, Smuggler’s Cove, Cinemark, Sparkle Car Wash, Desaki, Edible Arrangements, Target, Street Divas, Pocono Produce, and Shawnee Presbyterian Church.
Shawnee Mountain is located in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania just off Exit 309 of Interstate 80. Call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (Visitors Bureau). Click on www.shawneemt.com where advanced discount tickets and online hotel booking links are available.