May 25, 2005


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Win a date with a waitress
Chiggy’s Place offers up its chicks for charity
By Richie Victorino

At Chiggy’s Place on the West Side, you can get eggs, coffee and a date with a waitress.

That’s not an everyday occurrence (well, the eggs and coffee are). But this Friday you can win a date with a Chiggy’s chick, as long as you’re top bidder at an auction organized for charity.

“A lot of guys come in here asking us on dates, and asking if we have boyfriends,” said Maria Kenney, who owns Chiggy’s with her parents. “Since we all have boyfriends, well almost all of us, we figured this was a good way for those guys to get dates with us.”

Note: Kenney’s boyfriend will be the auctioneer. So far, six Chiggy’s chicks will be auctioned off, including Kenney’s grandmother.

“We have a lot of older men who come in here who need dates,” Kenney said.

Each Chiggy’s chick will come with an already-planned outing, such as a fancy dinner, rock climbing, bowling, miniature golf, etc. Top bidders don’t have to take the Chiggy’s chick along on that date (they can take their own girlfriends, for example).

“But I think those guys will be outnumbered by the guys who want the date,” Kenney said.

The Chiggy’s chicks:
• Maria, 22, not only owns Chiggy’s Place but she just graduated from college with a degree in medical biology. She eventually wants to be an anesthesiologist (a profession, she said, that has a starting salary around $300,000. Cha-ching).

• Nicole, 21, has been studying German since the seventh grade (though she wouldn’t call herself fluent). But after her trip to Germany this summer, she might be able to talk your ear off about Wiener schnitzel.

• Alicia, 22, used to work at Coyote Ugly in Boston, which is no longer there. Maybe it closed down because she left.

• Lynne, 18, just graduated from high school and plans to go to school for business. Maybe she’s planning a hostile takeover of Chiggy’s.

• Chrissy, 25, has a background in graphic design and has designed clothes in the past. So when she ridicules you for your poor taste in clothes, just ask her to design you something.

• Mum, 62, a.k.a. Mum, is a Saturday staple at Chiggy’s and put a smile on anybody’s face.

“She loves to hug,” Kenney said of her grandmother.

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Win a chick
When: Friday, May 26, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cercle National Club (near St. Anselm’s), 550 Rockland Ave., Manchester.
Tickets: $10 and are available at the door or at Chiggy’s Place. There will be free food and a cash bar (oh, and Max, the Monarchs mascot, will serve as each chick’s escort).
For charity: Proceeds go to benefit David’s House, which offers a home away from home for children receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, Lebanon.
Check out the chicks before you throw down the cash: Chiggy’s Place is located at 372 Kelley St., 627-5755. It is open weekdays, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and weekends, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.