Letter to the Editor

Wing Ding thanks

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I wanted to send a big "THANK YOU" to all of the restaurant vendors, volunteers, the Arnolds Park Amusement Park Staff, KUOO/KUQQ/KUYY, Dickinson County News, Lakes News Shopper, and Damon Dotson and his band members for making the 2009 Great Okoboji Wing Ding an enormous success.

This year we went through over 5,400 wings and filled the Arnolds Park Pavilion and Roof Garden with visitors and community members. A wonderful array of wings were served and a phenomenal concert by Damon Dotson and his band drew hundreds to the event. I would like to recognize the restaurant establishments that participated this year -- Bud's Pub, Captain's Getaway, Cocktails, Kazarelli's, Los Pueblos, Mineral City Mill and Grill, Minervas, Rosebud Café, Smokin' Jakes, The End Zone, The Inn at Okoboji and Yesterdays. It is your contribution and time that helps make this event happen each year -- thank you very much! The Okoboji Tourism Committee and Historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park look forward to seeing everyone at next year's Great Okoboji Wing Ding!

Respectfully,

Stacy Rosemore

Tourism Director and Great Okoboji Wing Ding organizer