Several EIPHC members were invited to attend the 2022 Wish Upon A Chef event in Wilmington, NC on March 17, 2022. This is the second time that members from the club have been invited to attend. The event is a fundraiser for Make a Wish Eastern NC. The evening was filled with food and fun. Attendees sampled appetizers, main dishes and desserts prepared by area chefs as they competed for Best Dish in each category. There were numerous silent auction items and a live auction as well. Several previous “wish” recipients shared their stories and how the Make A Wish organization had impacted their lives. The event raised $275,000 to help grant wishes to the 500 plus children who are currently waiting for “wishes” in our area. The average wish costs approximately $7500. The EIPHC is a supporter of Make A Wish Eastern NC through our Island Santa Bar Crawl which is held each year on the first Saturday in December. The 2021 crawl raised $30,350 for this great cause.