Wing Ding supports veterans

The hottest spot to get wings this Saturday was in Hannibal.

The 8th annual Wing Ding was celebrated at the local armory.

A portion of money raised by the event will go to the Great River Honor Flight.

That program sends veterans on a Washington D.C. trip to see national landmarks.

The event included a hot wing eating race, bobbing for wings, and "best hot wing" contest.

It cost only $5 to get in, but organizers say what the day gave veterans was invaluable.

"I think it gives them a way to come down and support any past veteran or current veteran I think they think it's a great honor for some of them, that way they're not forgotten," said Jennifer Foster who is a member of the Hannibal Junior Chamber of Commerce member.

Wing Ding was sponsored by the Hannibal JCC, a non profit organization that raises money for the community.

If you're interested in donating to the Great River Honor Flight contact the Chamber at 573-221-1101