Keg & Barrel to present AIDS Services Coalition 'Wing Ding' competition

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - This is a press release from the Hattiesburg AIDS Service Coalition.

Wings, wings, everywhere! The Keg & Barrel presents The Inaugural AIDS Services Coalition Wing Ding, to be held on Saturday, October 22nd, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The fundraiser will feature professional and home-cooks preparing several takes on our favorite appetizer… “The wing”.

Wings will be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges, including, but not limited to, Robert St. John, David Cullop, Michael Garner, Sherri Marengo, John Pace, Judge Gay Polk, John Kavanaugh, Dr.Eddie Holloway, and Father Tommy Conway. Registration for cooking teams must be completed online at

The registration fee is $100 per team (limit 4 persons per team) and entry limited to the first 35 teams! Beejee Dickson, Board President for the AIDS Services Coalition said “So grab your spot now! The Wing Ding is going to be a great time for all… cooks and diners alike!”

The deadline for online registration is October 16, 2016. The wings for the fundraiser have been donated by Sanderson Farms. There will be two categories of winners: Judges’ Choice will be 1st, 2nd, and The People’s Choice. First place will walk away with $500, a one of a kind trophy designed for this event by Mumbling Brothers, a framed first place poster, and bragging rights! Second place will receive $300, a one of a kind second place trophy, a framed 2nd place poster, and bragging rights! People's choice will receive a one of a kind People's Choice trophy, a framed People's Choice poster, bragging rights and the admiration of the throngs of wing fans expected to attend. Keg & Barrel owner, John Neal, says “I’m glad to be a part of this event – something new to Hattiesburg and supporting an organization that helps the homeless and those living with or affected by HIV throughout Mississippi.”

If you don’t cook, no problem! All the tasty wings the talented cooks and chef will be cooking up are available for all to enjoy until they are gone. Tickets may be purchased for $25 at the door or $30 for ticket and T-shirt, Children 12 and under $15. Tickets will be available on first come, first served until out they are gone! For more information, go to the official Wing Ding Facebook page, Hattiesburg Wing Ding Cook Off or call ASC at 601-450-4286.

This event will raise funds for the AIDS Services Coalition. Since its inception in 2002, the AIDS Services Coalition has always been about change…changing attitudes toward persons living with HIV/AIDS.

..Changing behavior so the pandemic will stop affecting our community... changing the lives of homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS through its housing facility, 1-2-1 Haven House.

The mission of the AIDS Services Coalition (ASC) is to provide housing, case management, and HIV education/prevention to those persons living with HIV/AIDS and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

Other activities of the ASC include recognition of World AIDS Day in December of each year with memorials and services being held throughout the world.

ASC—in collaboration with other agencies—coordinates the annual event with speakers, memorials and a candle light vigil. Participation is sought from community leaders, service organizations and elected officials from our service area.

ASC also sponsors the Annual AIDS Walk for Life with other resources from the community, the university, service organizations and volunteers.

HIV screening is available in a confidential setting. The AIDS Services Coalition draws many groups together to increase awareness and provide an opportunity for the community to become better informed about HIV—truths and myths.

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