And the winner is ... everyone involved!
The Sixth Annual Wing Fest sponsored by the and hosted by the Chamber Women drew more than 300 people to the and helped fill five boxes with toys for families in need this holiday season.
“We always get a good response and the event seems to grow each year,” said Chamber Women member Erica Copes. “Every year, we are able to adopt families and we have gotten a number of donations. We have also gotten a lot of cash donations this year too.”
Rosemary Defeo said the proceeds from the event will help the provide a happy holiday season for several families and 30 people.
The event can be a showcase for businesses throughout the community — there were eight participants who served up wings for charity — but it’s also a way for the community to come together and have a fun time. David Zoni served as DJ for the event and local residents had an opportunity to vote for their favorite wings in a number of categories.
Jimmy Dimopoulus, owner of , said winning would be a bonus, but the real point is to gather with old friends, share new recipes and just have fun.
“It’s about coming to support the community,” Dimopoulus said. “We’ve been in business for 40 years so for me, winning isn’t necessarily the goal. It’s about reacquainting with old friends and trying new wings.”
Take a look at the winners from this year’s competition:
Winner: The Groggy Frogg
Winner: JD’s Pizzeria
Winner: TD Homers
Runner-up: The Groggy Frogg