Letter to the Editor

Wing Ding thank you

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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 2011 Great Okoboji Wing Ding an enormous success. This year we went through over 5,500 wings and had over 1,000 visitors and community members at the Arnolds Park Pavilion and Roof Garden. A wonderful array of wings were served and a phenomenal concert by Damon Dotson and his band made the 7th year of this event a success. I would like to recognize the restaurant establishments that participated this year -- Bud's Pub, Captain's Getaway, El Parian, The Gardens, Godfathers, The Inn At Okoboji, Kazarelli's, Los Pueblos, Smokin' Jakes, Sneaky's Chicken, Table 316, and Yesterdays. It is your contribution and time that help 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.

2011 Wing Ding Results:

1st Place: Kazarelli's at Miller's Bay

2nd Place: The Inn at Okoboji

3rd Place: Smokin' Jakes and Table 316

4th Place (3-way tie): Bud's Pub, The Gardens, Sneaky's Chicken