Winging it for the kids

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By Nick Seebruch
Winging it for the kids
Edith Sturgeon was enjoying some wings at the fifth annual Wing it for Kids Sake on Friday, May 24, 2019 (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The fifth annual Wing it for Kids Sake in support of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Cornwall saw a big turnout.

There were 330 people who came out to the Knights of Columbus hall on Friday, May 24 to try some wings and nine different wing sauces to decide who’s the wing sauce champ.

Wing sauces were submitted by the Jet Set Pub, O’Neill’s Pub, Schnitzels, Shoeless Joes, Sticks, Maggie’s, Esca, Sheep’s Head and last year’s sauce champ, the Smoking Bull.

There was more to enjoy beyond the wings, the sauces and the good company. There was also a silent auction and live entertainment provided by the band Twisted Kilt.

Ron Graham, Executive Director of Big Brothers/ Big Sisters Cornwall said he hoped the event surpassed last year’s fundraising total of $5,000.

Money raised at the event will go towards the organization’s one-on-one mentoring program.

Graham said he also hoped to recruit more Bigs into the program that evening.

“I want people to go on our Facebook page and see our stories about bigs and littles in the past. These are true stories from our community,” he said. “It is only a couple of hours a week and you are never too old to be involved.”

Graham, a Little and a Big Brother himself said that being a Big was a life changing experience for him.

“I enjoyed just being able to be there and help someone who needed it,” he said.

The title sponsor for the fifth annual Wing it for Kids Sake was Leon’s Furniture in Cornwall.

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