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Wing Fest draws big crowd for good cause

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Wing Fest banner. Wing Fest banner.
Live music at the Oakley Lindsay Center. Live music at the Oakley Lindsay Center.
Visitors voted on the hottest wings. Visitors voted on the hottest wings.
Rob Ebbing talks of the big crowds. Rob Ebbing talks of the big crowds.
Hot wings. Hot wings.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

One of the most popular food items for Super Bowl Sunday was enjoyed a day early at the Oakley Lindsay Center.

Wing Fest was a big hit in Quincy Saturday afternoon and Oakley Lindsay Center executive director Rob Ebbing says there was the largest turn out ever.

More than 13 local restaurants and caterers let people try a variety of all you can eat wings, from fire-hot to sweet and tangy. 

"Quincy Notre Dame football parents are outside helping us cook. They're putting out a hundred pounds of wings every ten minutes and they're having a hard time keeping up," Ebbing said. "We've got over five thousand pounds cooked today. It's been a great day."     

Proceeds of Saturday's event will go to local athletic programs in the schools.

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