Town to be Wing-n-It Saturday

Published 8:35 pm Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The town of Maplesville is eagerly looking forward to this weekend’s Wing Fest.

Saturday morning starting at 9, everyone is invited to enjoy good food, live music and arts and crafts. The new Maplesville restaurant, Wing-n-It, decided to make their grand opening an event for everyone to enjoy.

Co-owners Tara Posey and Roger Beckley said they are hoping to use the Wing Fest event to bring a little attention to Maplesville.

“We want to give back to the community, and we think the festival will help show people what Maplesville has to offer,” Beckley said. “We want to bring some attention home from the war and everything going on to help remind everyone that they can still have fun and enjoy life even though we are going through hard times.”

Wing Fest will have arts and crafts from many local vendors, contests for visitors both adult and children, live music, pony rides, a moonwalk and a car show.

“There will be something for everyone to do whether they enjoy looking at cars, eating or purchasing items from the vendors,” Beckley said.

A car show, kids fry eating contest and live music will begin at 9 a.m. and will last until 5 p.m. At 1 p.m. there will be a wing-eating contest for adults who have pre-registered as well as those who register the day of the event.

There will be 10 seats open and registration sheets are located with every sponsor. Contestants will be chosen randomly from the registration sheets that are turned in no later than 12 p.m. Saturday.

The winner of the contest will be crowned as a king or queen. “Wing King” will keep his or her crown for the next year and will then crown next year’s winner. Maplesville Mayor Kurt Wallace will be crowning this year’s winner.

The festival will also have a welcoming ceremony for the Wallace and a farewell ceremony for outgoing Mayor W.C. Hayes.

Beckley said he had 15-20 vendors already signed up and he still had slots open for more.

“We want everyone to come out and enjoy the day. We have things set up for kids and adults so everyone can enjoy,” Beckley said.

The event is free to everyone wanting to attend. For more information call (334) 366-0484.