There is no doubt a slice of pizza is a popular item around town.
The Port Clinton Rotary Club proved that at its 10th annual Pizza Challenge at Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery last week, setting records for attracting pizza lovers and passing out the pies.
A steady line of pizza lovers paid $10 to try an unprecedented number of pizzas from around the area all afternoon. The crowd of 795 pizza fans consumed a record 500 pizzas from a eight area pizza palaces.
The pizza vendors were: Bruno’s Pizzeria, Cameo Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Friendship Kitchens, Marco’s Pizza, Mon Ami Restaurant and Historic Winery, Sloopy’s Sports Cafe, Camp Runinmuck – The Woods Restaurant.
The winning pizzas were: Best Pepperoni Pizza, Sloopy’s Sports Cafe; Best Specialty Pizza, Sloopy’s Sports Cafe; People’s Choice Winner, Cameo Pizza; People’s Choice Second Place, Sloopy’s Sports Cafe; People’s Choice Third Place, Camp Runinmuck.
“We set a record for attendance, and we have to thank the ownership and management of Mon Ami Restaurant for being great hosts for the afternoon. They accommodated 795 people for the event, and everyone had a great time,” said Rotary Challenge Chairman Duane Waite. “It was a great fundraiser, with the proceeds going for scholarships at both Port Clinton High School and Danbury High School.”
The Rotary Pizza Challenge also provides funding for its national crusade to eradicate polio.