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Local Family Uses Chicken Wing Eating Contest To Raise Money for Relay For Life


Mike and Sandi Ponte from Wareham have been part of the Relay For Life for as long as I can remember, they like many families have dealt with loved ones battling cancer.  This year as a way to kick off their fund raising they held a Wing Off, a chicken wing contest, not an eating contest but a taste contest all to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  Saturday night 17 contestants entered their wings in the contest and helped raise over $300 for the relay team.There were all kinds of wings, every contestant had their own recipe that they thought would be the winner. Those of us who sampled were faced with a tough decision of picking one that was the best. After a couple of extra samples the winner was chosen, a Parmesan crusted wing was the winner, entered by ‘Bob’.  Bob gets bragging rites for the next year until he get the chance to create another tasty treat.

The contest was fun for all involved and we all took a second to remember those in our lives who have faced cancer, some who beat the battle and some who didn’t.  I thought this was a great way for them to raise money for the team and get friends and family together for a real good time.


One fun thing we did was to save the chicken bones in one big bowl and call it the ‘Bone Yard”!

Mike Ponte is taking the fund raising a step further, he owns a tree business and is donating all the proceeds from his stump grinding to the Relay For Life as well!  He calls it ‘Stumpin’ for a Cure’, if you have some stumps you would like ground up and help a good cause give Mike a call at 508-291-5124.

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