Church to have annual wing contest

| February 5, 2015
Contest: Mike Bechtol, WTNS radio morning talk show host, won the Atomic Wing Challenge at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. Bechtol won in 2012 and 2013. He plans to regain his title as Champion at the Tri-County Wing Contest and Wild Game Dinner this Sunday at 4 p.m. Photo contributed to The Beacon

Contest: Mike Bechtol, WTNS radio morning talk show host, won the Atomic Wing Challenge at the Chili Crossroads Bible Church. Bechtol won in 2012 and 2013. He plans to regain his title as Champion at the Tri-County Wing Contest and Wild Game Dinner this Sunday at 4 p.m. Photo contributed to The Beacon

FRESNO – Have you ever tried turtle soup, elk lasagna or bear meatloaf? You could have the chance to do just that at the Fifth annual Tri-County Wing Contest and Wild Game Dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Chili Crossroads Bible Church.

“People bring dishes to share and everything is labeled,” said Pastor Neal Dearyan. “You could eat a lot of different things, but even if you are a vegetarian you will go home full. We have a lot of good cooks.”

The evening also includes an atomic wing eating contest and the community is invited to bring their best hot wings to impress a panel of judges.

“It’s not an easy contest to compete in,” Dearyan said. “People use the hottest sauces you can find, but we do have a milder version for kids.”

Even if you don’t compete in the contest, it’s still fun to try the wings.

“Some of the adults just like to try them so they can brag and say they are tough too,” Dearyan said.

The contest also is enjoyable to sit back and watch.

“It’s pretty much the highlight of the night,” Dearyan said.

There will be other activities going on during the night such as a taxidermy demonstration and Dearyan also usually shares a brief message about how Christ died for our sins and rose again.

“We really want to provide good, clean family fun for the community and this seems to be a great venue for that,” he said.

People are encouraged to wear camouflage and arrive early as this event is typically packed.

Chili Crossroads Bible Church is located at 29445 County Road 10 in Fresno. For more information on the church, call 545-9707 or visit www.chilibiblechurch.org.

“It (Tri-County Wing Contest and Wild Game Dinner) is all free for the community, but if people want to give they can,” Dearyan said. “There is no expectation though.”

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