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Retirement Community Hosts Hot Dog Eating Contest

La Crosse, WI, United States / KICKS 106.3
Retirement Community Hosts Hot Dog Eating Contest

Remember back to July 4th when Joey Chesnutt ate 70+ hot dogs in like, 10 minutes to win the hot dog eating contest at Coney Island in New York? Not to be outdone, some residents of Columbia SC decided to have their own competition. The difference is, some of these participants are getting ready to celebrate their 100th birthdays! The Forest Pines Retirement Community hosted the competition. “I didn’t finish the first one, I don’t eat very fast you know,” 92-year-old Bobbi Mitchell explained. “I just thought it’d be fun and it has been. I’ve enjoyed it.” “It was fun. I ate three dogs, not quite Champion,” 96-year-old Orey Gracey said with a smile and a shrug. Residents, workers and their families participated. “You’re never too old to do anything and that you only live once,” Forest Pines’ Matt Norris said. “It’s my job to come up with fun exciting things.” A resident’s family member and an employee won the competition. They ate 3.5 hot dogs in two minutes and went home with $25. Norris said he wanted to get everyone ready for National Hot Dog Day on July 19. You go, Granny!




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