The Return of Pizza Wars

It's back and it is on! The Pizza Wars is now officially been brought back by Dee Phillips for a certain charity called American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. 

The event will be from 12 noon to 3 in the afternoon on May 4 located at Tuscora Park Pavillion and Park Place Tenn Center at New Philadelphia. Organizing with Phillips is her own daughter, Vernae Blackwell. 

“We’ll be doing pizza from now on,” said Phillips “Everyone seems to enjoy pizza and lot of people asked that we bring it back.” 

Six area pizza establishments is part of the tournament for a trophy entitled "People's Favorite" and everyone can join in to the event, unlike the first 2012 Pizza War that only sold limited tickets. 

“For the first ‘war,’ we sold tickets which entitled the ticket-holder the opportunity to sample pizza at each of the participating restaurants,” said Phillips. “We decided to do away with that, because we had to limit the amount of tickets that were sold out of fairness to the participating restaurants.”

Price of the ticket is only $5 which are available on the spot.

“If you want to vote for your favorite pizza, you must have a ticket. If not, there’s no charge to come and have lunch.”

Aside from the priveledges of having to eat and vote their favorite pizza, customers are also entitled to have $5 worth of raffle tickets to win a $10 GC from their choice of restaurant. 

“We have six wonderful restaurants participating this time around,” said Phillips. “And, Mindy’s from Dover Station will offer a variety of desserts.”

Pizza joints that are part of the event are: Fox’s Pizza Den, Rogie’s Pizza, Penso’s Pizza, Your Pizza Shop, Park Street Pizza from Sugarcreek, and Pangrazio’s Pizza.

Another award will be given to those pizza joints during the event and it's entitled "most money" trophy - an award for those who had the highest lunch sales. 

“We first considered not giving trophies,” said Phillips. “But, these are competitive people and they wanted us to continue the voting.”

The event is well organized as always as Jerome James entertains guests from 1-2 pm, Stillwater 4-H Club members serves guests to clear tables, carry trays and get drinks as volunteers and the participating pizza joints are the ones willing to join in. 

“We don’t have to go out and beg,” said Phillips. “They (the restaurants) all want to be a part of it. I even have a waiting list.”
Posted by Diane Araga, on April 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM