The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its Eleventh Annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest on Sun., Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion, located at 16 Legion Rd. in Pine Island.
This event is held in cooperation with the Annual Onion Festival featuring 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra. The winner will receive a check for $100 from the Orange County Vegetable Growers Association and a plaque sponsored by the Orange County Farm Bureau.
Registration is limited to 12 contestants. Pre-registration is required. The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of hearty onions that are famous throughout America. Contestants can register by calling Russell Kowal at 258-4792 or any Chamber officer. For advance tickets to the Annual Onion Festival call 1-800-724-0727.