The date is set for the American Red Cross first ever Wayne County Pizza Contest fundraiser to raise Red Cross Month Awareness for Disaster Relief. The event will take place at the Elks Lodge at 223 South Main St. in Newark on Saturday, March 26. Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for children 10 and under. Be sure to get there by 3 p.m. to vote.

The date is set for the American Red Cross first ever Wayne County Pizza Contest fundraiser to raise Red Cross Month Awareness for disaster relief.

The event will take place at the Elks Lodge at 223 South Main St. in Newark on Saturday, March 26. Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for children 10 and under. Be sure to get there by 3 p.m. to vote.

Admission includes a sample of pizza from 11 different vendors, entertainment provided by Action Entertainment, the opportunity to VOTE for your favorite pizza, and there will be a cash bar available for beverages. The participants are Double J’s Pizzeria of Sodus, Mark’s Pizzeria of Newark, Poppy’s Pizzeria of Sodus, Nima’s Pizza of Palmyra, Shell’s Pizzeria of Macedon, Vicari’s Pizzeria of Ontario, New York Pizzeria of Red Creek, Stony’s Pizzeria of Lyons, Pontillo’s Pizzeria of Macedon, BB’s Pizzeria of Newark, and Trucks Oven of Sodus Point.

The Judges that will be present to judge the “Best Pizza in Wayne County" are Newark Mayor Peter Blandino, Bill Moran from the Break Room 96.5 WCMF and a surprise mystery judge.
    
This event helps the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross continue to be a vital part of the local community.  Funds raised from this event will be used for disaster relief operations in Wayne County.

“The Red Cross has responded to the needs of over two-hundred people affected by disasters with-in the past year and unfortunately that number continues to grow,” said Jim Love, chapter executive director. “Funds raised through events like this allow us to always be there when disaster strikes.”

For more information on this event contact the Wayne County Red Cross at 331-3783 or visit  www.waynecountyredcross.org.