DDM offers family fun on Saturday


By Reina P. Cunningham - [email protected]



Discover Downtown Middlesboro has been busy planning a new annual event that will run alongside the yearly Ducky Dash and the upcoming Levitt Amp Concert Series.

The first annual Wing Fling will be held downtown in the Crater City Commons, located at 2018 Cumberland Avenue, on Saturday.

According to DDM Vice-President Stephen Cambron, there has been a total of 12 teams sign up to participate in the first annual Wing Fling competition. He says it is expected that over 500 pounds of chicken wings will be cooked at this year’s event. For a $5 ticket, individuals can sample wings from each of the 12 teams. Two additional wings can be purchased during the event for $1.

Cambron says DDM is continuing to strive to provide popular festivals right in the heart of Middlesboro.

“These types of festivals and events have become popular over the last few years and we are very excited to bring one right here in downtown Middlesboro,” said Cambron. “We hope people in the area will come support the teams and enjoy the day right here at home.”

The Wing Fling is just the beginning of a fun-filled family afternoon. The annual Ducky Dash and new Levitt AMP Concert series are set to follow.

“Along with the Wing Fling, DDM will be hosting their annual Ducky Dash, which will be held after the Wing Fling at 6 p.m.,” said Cambron. “The Levitt AMP concert series will also begin this Saturday at 7 p.m. with Jenna and Her Cool Friends.”

This free concert is the beginning of a ten week series event.

Cambron hopes these events will be a great way for families to spend the day together before going back to school next week.

“With a lot of the kids going back to school next week, this will be a great way to end their summer break with a full day of events,” said Cambron.

There is still room for other vendors that would like to set up a booth for the day. If there are any school groups, churches, or other organizations that would like to participate and raise money, there is no charge for setting up a booth. They would need to contact Charlene @ 606-246-1380

Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-302-9091 or on Twitter @ReinaDailyNews.

By Reina P. Cunningham

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