CPHS to hold Chili Fest & Wings Fundraiser

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society (CPHS) will hold its Chili Fest & Wings fundraiser from 5 to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Bavarian Aid Society’s Grand Ballroom in Altoona.

Tickets are $20 per person, and participants must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Tickets will be sold prior to the event and can be purchased from the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society and Thompson’s Pharmacy, East Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, and Blair Street, Hollidaysburg.

Contestants are made up of both restaurants and individuals from Blair and surrounding counties all vying for the prize of Best Chili and/or Wings judged by a panel of celebrity judges.

KC Kantz from WTAJ, Altoona’s Mayor Matt Pacifico and Lou Schmitt, 79th District State Representative will be judging the 2018 event.

There is also a People’s Choice Award voted on by participants as they all get to sample the spicy chili and scrumptious wings.

This year, there will be a live band. Shallow 9 who will play from 7 to 10 p.m. and everyone gets to dance the night away.

In addition to the chili and wings tastings, a cash bar will also be available.

Basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, gift certificates and prizes will also be on hand to help fund CPHS projects.

Corporate sponsors, to date, include The Bavarian Aid Society and City Beverage as title sponsors.

ATS Transmissions & Pro Diesel, Anytime Truck & Tire, Wendy’s Plank Road, ERP Essentials, Frederick Lock & Key, Wick Copy Center, Rustic Country Furniture, Hite’s Garage, The Award Man, Fiore True Value Hardware, A1 Auto Care, Altoona Soft Water, Mountain Top Sportsman’s Association and Lynn Warehousing & Storage.

To become involved and support the shelter animals, call Theresa Shirley at 937-6731 or email theresa.centralpahumane@yahoo.com.

Proceeds from Chili Fest & Wings will go toward the new humane officer truck.

CPHS was offered an interest-free loan by the Cool Cats Aston and Martina from Lenny’s Classic Car Collection to help them secure the new police vehicle. The new truck is fully set up to transport animals.

CPHS receives no government support or financial assistance from other national rescue groups and rely solely on donations from the community and fundraisers such as this event.

For more information, contact Becky Felton at 942-5402, ext 103, or Bffelton@centralpahumane.org.