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Hot wings a hit at Chili Crossroads Bible Church

| February 10, 2014

CHILI – As the smell of hot wings wafted through the halls of Chili Crossroads Bible Church on a cold and snowy February evening, those in attendance listened to a message from Pastor Neal Dearyan, received the blessing and lined up to enjoy homemade dishes that included wild game like alligator and raccoon.

Prior to the meal, special guest judges sampled several varieties of hot wings – with a specific slant toward entry number 10. Rep. Bill Hayes (94th District), said, “Number 10 was an experience and it stays with you. I’m still tasting it and I think it will be with me for a couple of days.”

John Nemeth, who concocted hot wing number 10, said he bought some “special” extract to make his wings. He would not share any more information than that.

Door prizes were handed out during the evening but the highlight of the festivities is always the Atomic Wing Challenge with two age categories; junior challenge 5 to 12 years old and the adult challenge, age 13 and up. WTNS talk show emcee Mike Bechtol had a goal of capturing his third title in three years.

But this year it was not to be as two brothers won the honors; 12 year old Alex Haarman won the junior division and 15 year old Anthony Haarman won the adult category that featured 18 enthusiastic participants. Bechtol did place second and was one of four participants in an eat-off. Overall, Anthony consumed a total of 30 wings – 17 in the initial contest and 13 in the eat-off.

Mother Jodi Haarman said this of the brothers, “They love competition.”

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