“The Portage Inn’s technique really makes their pizza stand out among the rest. That, along with the great portion size of the toppings, truly makes the pizza one of the best,” said Woodmore High School senior Erich Greulich, enthusiastically.
This is why it was not a surprise when Portage Inn’s pizza won the Cat Pizza Challenge.
The Annual Cat Pizza Challenge is an event hosted by Woodmore High School in which local pizzerias enter their pizza into the contest for vote by the general public.
The varsity girls’ soccer program organized this event for its second year due to its popularity. The team would like to thank all of the following contestants for participating: Marcos Pizza of Woodville, Becks Pizza of Woodville, Pisanellos Pizza of Elmore, The Portage Inn of Elmore and The Country Keg of Graytown.
The event was held on Oct. 18. Single item pizza slices were sold to fans before the Homecoming game. One vote was provided to fans for each piece of pizza they bought. The pizza with the most votes in the end was deemed the prestigious ‘Cat Choice’ award.
The Portage Inn of Elmore successfully obtained the title of “Cat Choice” this year and for the second year in a row. D.J. Greenhill, and his wife, Patty, own The Portage Inn and have assumed control of the business for about nine years. On the day of the contest, Greenhill and Carly Borowicz prepared and served pizza to Wildcat fans in the same fashion as they would with regular customers.
During the Woodmore-Otsego football game, The Portage Inn was awarded the winning banner by the varsity girls soccer team, a banner of which Greenhill is very proud.
“I absolutely intend on participating next year; it is a good fundraiser for local programs and that is what’s important,” said Greenhill. “It’s a title I don’t plan on giving up.”
Greenhill also hopes more pizza parlors participate as it raises more money for the school and gives him more challengers to beat.
(Reprinted with permission from Window To Woodmore, a student publication)