The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach held the 2nd Annual Macaroni Mania Event, benefiting the agency’s building fund, on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex.
The event featured a macaroni cook-off between area restaurants in which the winner of the cook-off was awarded $500 in cash. Participating restaurants included Brisket, Antonio’s Restaurant and Bar, Rapone Brick Oven and Italian Kitchen and Harley’s Roadhouse.
Attendees were able to sample the delicious and creative macaroni dishes for a donation to The Humane Society’s Building Fund.
The winner of the competition was determined by a panel of celebrity judges including North Myrtle Beach Council Member Nikki Fontana, Radio DJ Sweet Tea and Weichert Realtor Jackie Edwards and through voting from event attendees.
Brisket of North Myrtle Beach won the competition in both categories. The owners of Brisket, Shane Whithead and Laney Vallancey, generously donated their $500 winnings back to The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach in support of the building fund.
Special recognition was given to Harley’s Roadhouse for agreeing to join the event with less than 24 hours notice when another area restaurant was unable to attend.
Entertainment during the event was provided by the Academy of Dance and Fine Arts, Star Farms and Dream Weaver Face Painting.
Drinks for the event were donated by Turtle Market and Duplin Winery. Event sponsors included the city of North Myrtle Beach, Atlantic Pet Sitting, Carolina Family Dentistry, Bell & Bell Buick and Coastal Association Management.
“We are so appreciative to all of the local businesses that stepped up by joining us at the event or donating prizes for the event. It’s inspiring to see so many businesses support The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach as we move forward in our goal to build a facility that will allow us to meet the best practices in animal welfare as we serve both the people and pets in our community,” stated Tina Hunter, executive director of The Humane Society.