Wing Fest Contestant wins contest - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Wing Fest Contestant wins contest

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    GEMA offers 10 tips during extreme heat

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:50:56 GMT
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
    A heat wave will make it feel like the temperature is over 100º in the next couple of days in South Georgia. The CDC says extreme heat is the top weather-related killer in the nation, claiming approximately 400 lives per year. More >>
  • Educator, politician Earleen Sizemore passes

    Educator, politician Earleen Sizemore passes

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:50:55 GMT
    A woman who served as a superintendent of Worth County schools, and as a state representative in the Georgia legislator died Wednesday in Sylvester. Earleen Wilkerson Sizemore was 76, and died after a lengthy illness at Pruitt Health Sylvester.More >>
    A woman who served as a superintendent of Worth County schools, and as a state representative in the Georgia legislator died Wednesday in Sylvester. Earleen Wilkerson Sizemore was 76, and died after a lengthy illness at Pruitt Health Sylvester.More >>
  • Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Large bee hive being relocated from Valdosta business

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:45:09 GMT
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.More >>
    The bees have made a hive inside an exterior wall at the back of The Snake Pit and a bee keeper has set up a box on the outside of the wall next to the hive to collect the bees and has been working to relocate the bees for past couple of months.
    More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Water bottles are set. Wings are hot. There's two minutes on the clock and only one contestant that comes out a winner.

That winner was Patrick Garner, a first time contestant at Wing Fest 2013.

It may have been his first, but he says it certainly won't be his last.

"I'm definitely going to try to get into next year's contest and you know, maybe I might have a second career as a food eating champion," Patrick Garner.

There were 6 contests at the event Saturday for best tasting wings and even a clucking contest at six thirty for both kids and adults.

People who attended gathered for wrestling matches, live music, and helicopter and train rides.

Proceeds from the train ride went to the partial beneficiary of the event, The Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.

The Coalition raises funds for cancer research, screenings, education and care grants.

This was the coalitions 2nd year to be a part of this annual event.

"We ordered a great day today. The sun is shining and it's beautiful and it's a really nice crowd that's here," said Diane Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia.

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard helped begin today's event by welcoming people in.

There were several vendors at the event and organizers say Wing fest gets bigger every year and they plan to keep it going for years to come.

Donations also went to help the Albany Fire Department and the Exchange Club.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.