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6th Annual Mac & Cheese Bake-Off to benefit the Pocono Arts Council

Do you LOVE Mac & Cheese? The 6th annual Mac & Cheese Bake-Off returns to Renegade Winery, 600 Main St., Stroudsburg, on Sunday, November 4, 2-5pm. Just as the cold weather is arriving, treat yourself to the original comfort food while supporting the Pocono Arts Council. To date, restaurants scheduled to participate and compete for valuable prizes include: Beer House Café, Buck Hill Catering, Corona Café & Deli, Fairway Grille, The Original Pocono Pub, Quench Café, and Thyme Bundle. Amateurs who have signed up to compete for prizes in this exciting and tasty fundraiser are Martin Andrejczyn, Alyson Moeller, and Krisann Wean. In addition to winning the title “Best Mac & Cheese in the Poconos,” the first-place restaurant will receive one free month of digital advertising from Lamar Advertising valued at $1,500. The second-place winner in the professional category will receive a $500 radio advertising package on Pocono 96.7, courtesy of Neversink Media. The first-place winner in the amateur category will receive $100 cash, with additional prizes for second and third place. This year’s judges will include Elisa Chase, broadcaster from Pocono 96.7; Brian Crawford, owner, Rootin Tootin Hot Dogs; and Kiki Charriez, author and Air Force veteran. Winners will be announced based on votes from public attendees and the panel of judges. Special thanks to 2018 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off sponsors, Carol Gingrich, Carol’s Scents N’ Soaps, and Dulce Ridder, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. For further information, call 570-476-4460 or email All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Pocono Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Pocono Arts Council is a local arts service organization serving Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. The mission of the council is to build the community artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service and education. “Culture Builds Community”