The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its Tenth Annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest on Sun., Sept. 3 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, which will feature 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 and preregistration is required. The contest is in celebration of Pine Island’s 3,000 acres of hearty onions, 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 (800) 724-0727.