Camp Foster wins wing contest, free concert by The Band Perry
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Grammy Award-winning country group The Band Perry will perform on Okinawa later this month after Camp Foster beat out other Pacific bases in this year’s Wing-A-Palooza contest.
People at fourteen military installations across the Pacific consumed about 700,000 chicken wings over eight weeks in an attempt to win the third-annual competition sponsored by Pizza Hut and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.
There were 51,480 orders of Pizza Hut wings sold, and Camp Foster scored the free concert by representing the majority of those sales.
The Band Perry, known for its hit single “If I Die Young,” will headline the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Flight Line Fair on Sept. 24-25. The group is scheduled to take the stage at 7:15 p.m. that Saturday.
The festival — open to all status of forces agreement personnel and Japanese nationals — begins at noon and will feature a wide array of fair food, a car show from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday and fireworks beginning at 8:50 p.m. on both nights.