Sign up now for onion eating contest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:23

Warwick Town Supervisor Mike Sweeton and 2008 Champ Jim Kuka take the plunge and munch on onions during last year’s Onion Eating Contest. Want to try your hand at eating raw onions? The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion at 7 p.m. The winner will receive a check for $100 from the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association and a plaque. Registration is limited to 12 contestants. The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of onions. Contestants can register by calling Russell Kowal at 258-4792 or any Chamber officer.