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10th Annual Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Chowder Cook-Off

Chef Paul Krawiec from the Octagon Restaurant at Mystic Marriott serves chowder to a festival attendee at Southern Exposure in Olde Mistick Village.

Chef Paul Krawiec from the Octagon Restaurant at Mystic Marriott serves chowder to a festival attendee at Southern Exposure in Olde Mistick Village.

The taste of chowder will benefit the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Emergency Food Pantry this Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Olde Mistick Village will take on a warm and welcome aroma as the merchants of Olde Mistick Village host their 10th Annual Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Chowder Cook-Off.

Tickets are $1 for each 3 oz. cup of chowder – or you can purchase 12 tickets for $10. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event at a variety of locations throughout Olde Mistick Village.

Vicki Anderson, Executive Director of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, says “There is no way to adequately state the importance of Cabin Fever to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center’s emergency Food Pantry.  We are currently feeding over 2,000 people in our local community of Mystic, North Stonington, Westerly, Pawcatuck and Stonington throughout the year.  We gave out  $493,024 worth of emergency food which is $55,000 more than last year.  We must be prepared to help feed our neighbors and Cabin Fever makes that possible. We are deeply grateful.”

Over 25 of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers will compete for top awards for Best Chowder. In addition to the People’s Choice Award a team of local media celebrities will be judging in the categories of 1) Most Creative Chowder; 2) Heartiest Chowder; and 3) Best Use of Regional Ingredients.  All awards will be presented on the same day by Senator Andrew Maynard and State Representative Diana Urban in the Meeting House in Olde Mistick Village at 5:00 p.m.

Over the years, the Chowder Cook-off has raised between $4,000 and $11,000. Lu Lupovich, chairperson for the event said “With the generous participation of over 25 restaurants this year, we just know we will exceed last year’s high of $11,000 raised – Cabin Fever really brings people together for a great event benefiting such an  important organization in our community.  It’s all about neighbors helping and feeding neighbors.”

Fun free family events will be going on all afternoon throughout the village.

Leave a Legacy

June is “Leave a Legacy” month in CT. It’s a month set aside to have professionals in the field of philanthropy educate the public about estate planning and charitable giving. One way to do this, is to invite people in the field, or to enable representatives of the organizations which benefit from charitable giving to speak on the many cable access programs. Ken Hinrichs, President of the United Way and Paul Geise, Headmaster of Pine Point School, can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2008 on Channel 12 (Comcast), at 1:00 p.m. on Channel 18 in RI, Tuesday, June 3 at 8 p.m. on Channel 18 (R.I.), and on Thursday, June 7th at 4 p.m. on Channel 12 (Comcast) and at 7 p.m. on Channel 24 (Metrocast). Tune in to hear these men speak about giving, getting and growing.