I don't know about you, but I Love me some chicken wings. 

And it doesn't even matter what kind they are.  They can be buffalo, teriyaki, lemon pepper, plain, barbecue, whatever, just GET THEM IN MY BELLY.

So this is what's up - there's going to be a big ol' chicken wing cook off this weekend, and it sounds as fun as all get out.  And it's for a good cause! Double whammy! You can't beat that, right? Getting to be even near the wonderful sights and smells of chicken winged deliciousness is a privilege of itself, and you're doing it to help the children.  I mean, if you twist my arm, I GUESS I can do it for the children.

Anyway, this weekend it's the 2nd annual Wings for Wags Chicken Wing Cookoff.  It's going to be at the Craft Beer Cellar down on 7th and Ohio at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. There's going to be ten different teams cooking up the wings, and the proceeds go to an amazing charity: The Retrieving Freedom project.

You've probably heard of it, but just in case, I'll fill you in on what they do.  They work to train service dogs for veterans and kids with autism.  Here's what they say about what they do:

We breed and train chosen dogs that exhibit specific traits necessary to perform tasks to help these individuals, and we believe in matching the dog to the recipient. Our training program isn’t designed to train each dog to follow a certain program. Instead, dogs are trained to meet the needs of their specific recipient. The dogs go through more than two years of training to meet our strict standards for a successful placement.

They work out of Iowa and here in Sedalia, and I imagine such a long period of training requires a lot of expenses.  So you know if you're going to be supporting a charity, this is a great one! And, you know, wings.  And maybe a cider or something.  And another wing.  For the children.  Not for me and my endless love of wings, but the children.

Wingingly yours,

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