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Chefs to bring the heat in third-annual Wings in the Spring competition

Tickets can be purchased online or at Central Park during Main Street Mt. Pleasant event Tuesday

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Brian Morris served up wings grilled with his Love Your Butt rub and slathered with mango chipotle habanero sauce during Wings in the Spring on May 29, 2018. Main Street Mt. Pleasant is hosting the third-annual Wings in the Spring on Tuesday, May 28, in Central Park. Tickets can be purchased at the event.
GTNS file photo Brian Morris served up wings grilled with his Love Your Butt rub and slathered with mango chipotle habanero sauce during Wings in the Spring on May 29, 2018. Main Street Mt. Pleasant is hosting the third-annual Wings in the Spring on Tuesday, May 28, in Central Park. Tickets can be purchased at the event.
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Novice and seasoned chefs will get the chance to test their wings on the public’s taste buds during the third-annual Wings in the Spring competition by Main Street Mt. Pleasant.

Wings in the Spring will kick off with the season’s first Market on Main in Central Park Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wings in the Spring will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and Whiskey Friends will begin playing at 6 p.m.

Lisa Oetken, director of Main Street Mt. Pleasant, said that there are 10 to 15 contestants putting their best foot forward to win the title of resident’s favorite wings.

“I think this year if the weather is good, we’re going to have a good crowd. People are tired of being inside,” Oetken said.

Main Street also will be selling craft beer from Golden Eagle Brewery.

Oetken said that Wings in the Spring kicks off Main Street Mt. Pleasant’s summer season.

Oetken said that despite construction, downtown Mt. Pleasant has seen a resurgence in people shopping downtown.

“People are starting to get the importance of shopping local, and I think these events are starting to bring more people down and make more people aware of our downtown,” Oetken said.

Oetken also said that with more people on their Main Street Mt. Pleasant’s promotions committee, there are more people talking about Main Street events.

Oetken is especially looking forward to Wings in the Spring because of the fun, competitive spirit that comes with it.

“Across the board, we’re doing some events that will hit that millennial generation,” Oetken said.

Tickets can be purchased through Facebook by visiting Main Street Mt. Pleasant’s page and clicking on the Wings in the Spring event or tickets can be purchased day of in Central Park.

For more Main Street events, follow them on Facebook or Instagram @mainstreetmountpleasant.