Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton is proud to announce the 13th year of Wing Fest. Zack Kennedy of Kennedy’s Quality Major Appliances and Electronics is on board again as the presenting sponsor, and Westerby Entertainment is providing the music for the dance that follows.
The event is being held at the Victoria Park Armoury, on Saturday January 21st, 2017. The Wings will be served, beginning at 7:00 p.m., and the Dance starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets for the event should be purchased in advance to avoid disappointment; only 300 tickets are being sold for the wing portion of the evening. Dance tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Tickets are $30 ea., which covers the wings and the dance or you can purchase dance only tickets for $10 ea. Tickets are available at the Big Brother Big Sister office, or at Kennedy’s on William St. South.
Our local Loblaws store is back on board to help with the purchase of the wings, which are provided to the participating restaurants. The goal is always to have 10 restaurants participating, (confirmed are Boston Pizza, Kelsey’s, The Grand, Wimpy’s Diner, Sugar & Spice, St Dave’s Diner, That Place on Cameron, The Moose and Mary Brown’s) so there are a variety of flavours for everyone to try. Local restaurants in the City of Kawartha Lakes should contact the Big Brother Big Sisters office if they are interested in participating this year. Those that attend will have a chance to vote on their favourite wings, and there will be some blind judging from our Sponsor, Emcee and the Celebrity of choice this year. Fresh Fuell is also participating, by providing sample salads with their homemade dressings!
The Flat Panel Shoppe is providing a 60” LG Smart 120hz TV, which will be raffled off to a lucky winner. They have been supporting this event for a number of years now, and there is always one happy person at the end of the evening.
Tickets can be purchased at Kennedy’s in advance, if you are not attending the event, but would like to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and have a chance to win this amazing item.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton is a local charity, that provides mentoring programs to children, who can benefit from a friendship with a caring adult role model. There are presently over 50 children waiting to meet a mentor. The organization receives support from the local United Way office, but must raise the remaining operating revenue through fundraising events such as Wing Fest. You can Start Something, by attending this event to assist with the continuation of mentoring programs, which have been provided to this community since 1980.
A child who is mentored is more likely to succeed, because they have an additional adult role model in their life. They will have a better chance to complete high school, attend post secondary education and obtain higher paying employment as an adult. They will become contributing community members of society as an adult, donating and volunteering their time.
You can assist children with reaching their potential by attending this event. The added bonus is, you will get to taste amazing wings and enjoy the amazing sounds of Westerby Entertainment.
Call Jim DeFlorio, at 705-324-6800, for information on this event or to volunteer as a mentor.