82 Wilson students attended and 232 members of the Franklin County community helped judge the pizza-tasting competition. At the event, local vendors included Brother's Pizza, Caretti's Pizza, Nuzella's, Norland Grille, Rosalie's and SAGE Dining Services. They brought samples of their pizza to the event for testing and judgement by all in attendance.
Caretti's Voted "Best Overall Pizza"
The winner of Best Overall Pizza was Caretti's Pizza on Philadelphia Ave. in Chambersburg. Not only do they claim the title for a year, but they also received a $1,000 media advertising package with 10 1.5FM Bob Rocks.
Best Specialty Pizza was awarded to Brother's Pizza on Lincoln Highway East in Chambersburg.
This event gave the opportunity for students to not only exercise their right to vote for Franklin County's Best Pizza, but to also enjoy good food for free. Each student was able to test five pizza samples.
"Pizza Wars was tasty. I enjoyed several types of pizza and hope it will be added to Spring Fling," says Barbara Bush '13.
"Pizza Wars was a nice event. It was great to have a chance to sample pizzas from different places in Chambersburg," says Amrisha Vaidya '15.
The purpose of Pizza Wars was to give students an activity on campus on the weekends, give the college additional exposure, generate some revenue for the college and give local businesses a chance to potentially gain new customers.
Joel Pagliaro, Director of Conferences & Special Events on SAGE Dining Services, was pleased with success of the event. "I believe we were successful on all of these. Financially it made money, not a huge amount but enough for us to want to do it again next year and see if we can grow it. Promotionally, we are so tremendously successful. The amount of interest shown from the community and the local press was great," says Pagliaro.