Photos: Wingfest 4 a winner for Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club

The organizers, from left: JB Blau and Pete Lambos, and Sharky's managers Charles Lapointe, Scott Hannah, and Meaghan Hughes. — Photo by Jesse Lindley

More than 200 people went to Sharky’s Cantina in Edgartown this past Saturday to chow on chicken wings for Wingfest 4, a benefit for the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club.

The Oak Bluffs EMS, with their “Cardiac Cloggers” wings, won first place this year for Best Wings, and successfully defended their 2011 Best Booth title.

The field of competitors included the Edgartown School, Edgartown Police, Oak Bluffs School, the M.V. Boys and Girls Club, the Rotary Club of M.V., the YMCA of M.V., M.V. Rod and Gun Club, and M.V. Junior High football.

In the other competition of the day, Vineyarder Bastille Lucier won the wing eating contest. He was the fastest of five competitors to eat one pound of boneless wings, smothered with the Oak Bluffs EMS’s sauce.

Money raised during Wingfest supports the programs of the M.V. Boys and Girls Club, most notably the After-School Program.

“In our radio ads, JB [Blau] and I joked that if we didn’t hit our $12,000 goal, we should shave our employees’ heads,” Boys and Girls Club executive director Pete Lambos wrote in an email. “We fell a little short, but we have reassured our staffs that their hair is safe. That being said, I’ll put out the challenge for next year now, if we hit our goal in 2013, I’ll let the winners shave my head on the spot.”

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