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First Pig and Wing is next weekend

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The first professional vs. amateur Pig and Wing Cook-off will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Wadena Elks Lodge.

Organizers Don Scheller and Tyler Ehrmantraut expect 20-25 contestants for the 4 p.m. event, which is expected to draw a crowd of 500. Ehrmantraut works in the meat department at Super One in Wadena and has his own backyard barbecuing business. He has won state awards for his meat recipes.

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For a $10 fee, guests will be able to sample 10 baby back rib recipes, 20 chicken wing recipes and vote for their favorites. They will also have the option of having five drinks.

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