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Blazing Wing Challenge nets Thousands for Local Charities

Gardner City Councilor Christine Ducharme Wilson, State Rep. Rich Bastien (R), and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke hanging out with their copy of The Valley Patriot’s 100th edition just before The Blazin’ Challenge kicked off. Mayors from Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster competed to see which team could eat the most Blazing Wings (out of 36). Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella’s teamteam won with 33 wings. The event was  held at Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill on Whalom Street.

Gardner City Councilor Christine Ducharme Wilson, State Rep. Rich Bastien (R), and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke hanging out with their copy of The Valley Patriot’s 100th edition just before The Blazin’ Challenge kicked off. Mayors from Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster competed to see which team could eat the most Blazing Wings (out of 36). Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella’s teamteam won with 33 wings. The event was held at Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill on Whalom Street.

March, 2012

Mayors and elected officials from Fitchburg, Leominster, and Gardner converged on Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill on Whalom Street in Gardner last month to raise money for charity. Each city’s team of three were challenged to eat as many wings they could (out of 36).

Members of the public were given vouchers in each of the three cities which they turned in when ordering their food that day at Buffalo Wild Wings Bar & Grill to have 20% of their meal check be donated to one of the three charities based on which town they were from.

The Gardner team lead by Mayor Hawke brought in the most money for their charity they Visiting Nurdese Association of Gardner even though they lost the Blazing Wing Challenge.

“We raised a little more than $1,000 for the Gardner Visiting Nurses Association, but we lost the Blazing Wing challenge. We came in last but at least we are helping a good cause,” said newly elected City Councilor Christine Wilson.

Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong’s team placed 2nd in the wing eating competition raising money for the Animal Care Education program while Leominster Mayor Dean J. Mazzarella’s team placed third raising money for the Loeminster High School Band and Cheerleading teams.

“We only ate 20 Blazing Wings but It was a good time, we all had a lot of fun and endured a little pain for a charity but It was a small price to pay to help the Visiting Nurses they do such a great job in the community.”

 

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to valleypatriot@aol.com.

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