Another successful Wing Fling in Loganville is now in the history books and wasr again, by all accounts, a resounding success. Building on the first annual Wing Fling collaboration between the Loganville Rotary Club and the City of Loganville, this year the event drew in almost $23,000 netting almost $17,000 for local charities. Organizers say they are most proud of the fact that the money raised goes into the needs of the local community.
“When they asked me to be the chairman, I made one request of our club and that was that when we get this money in, that we spend it first and foremost in our community,” said Rotary Club member and chairman of the annual Wing Fling, Steve Arnold, going on to add, “Charity starts at home and I think it behoves us to sweep our front porch first – so that is the essence of what we’re going to do.”
Arnold said the Loganville Rotary Club has 23 members and they were particularly proud that they are able to raise this money to support several local charities.
“We were able to donate to the Shepherd’s Staff, the Ministry Village, the Pregnancy Resource Center and there’s also scholarships for the schools, and the Christian Learning Center,” Arnold said. “We also built two handicap ramps, the most recent one for an athlete who has been recovering at the Shepherd’s Center.”
Arnold said this year’s Wing Fling had over 70 contestants, including vendors and participants and $1,100 was given out in total winnings at last week’s Rotary Club Meeting.
The Winners were:
First place winner – Jo-Jos BBQ – $500
Second Place – The Orchard Church – $200
Third Place – Oasis Outdoor Lighting – $100
Best Booth – The American Tavern – $100
A check for $200 also was presented to “The chicken” without whose presence the Wing Fling would just not be quite as memorable.