Wing Ding brings the heat

Wing Ding brings the heat

The Plainville Police Association held its 17th annual Wing Ding contest Saturday, July 13. The event is a fundraiser to benefit the association’s Officer Robert M.Holcomb Memorial Scholarship. 

The scholarship is given out each year to honor the memory of Officer Holcomb who was killed in the line of duty in 1977. 

Hundreds of people came out to the VFW Post 574 on Northwest Drive to participate in the taste-testing festival that featured chicken wings provided by seven suppliers vying for their recipe to win the day. Participating food vendors were: J Timothy’s, First and Last Tavern, Sliders, Blue Plate, Vero Pizza, Zen Bar and Big Y. 

A DJ provided musical entertainment while people socialized inside or outside under two large tents. Attendees then voted for contestants, with purchased tickets, to indicate which wings they liked best. 

Winners included J. Timothy’s Taverne with first place for Best Buffalo Wings and Best Wings Overall; Sliders Bar & Grill, Best Specialty Wings; and the Zen Bar, Hottest Wings.

-- Writeup and photos by Terry Sutton