On July 30, 2017 HigherGround’s Kent Welch was chosen to judge the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO) “Best of the ‘Burbs” contest at Wingfest. This fundraiser’s goal was to help WACO purchase more than 400 new winter coats and take approximately 500 disadvantaged children Christmas shopping in December. Kent said “It was an honor to be chosen for the final judging. We tasted 15 different wings and rated them on appearance, aroma, texture, and overall taste. My favorite was a smoked wing that had an incredible taste. It was nice to raise some money for this worthwhile children’s organization”.
The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Since 1979 they’ve been dedicated to creating positive childhood memories, providing basic needs, along with educational support for children living at or below poverty level in Chicago’s northwest and western suburbs. A full 97 cents of every dollar they raise goes to help the kids. Visit their website @ http://www.waco4kids.org/.