Chamber Holds Strawberry Festival
Friday night events at the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s Strawberry Festival featured the annual talent contest. This year five contestants competed for the top five prizes. Shelby Arnold, a sophomore at Greencastle High School, sang her way to a first-place finish. The event was sponsored by Tower Bank.
Four contestants took to the stage at noon for the popular hot dog eating contest. Emerging victorious after consuming 12 hot dogs in the alloted 20-minute period was Donald Bookheimer of Hustontown. He faced the following opponents: Richard Strait, Craig Knepper and Jonathan Oris. The national record for hot dog eating is held by Joey Chestnut, who last year consumed 68 hot dogs and buns in a 10-minute period at the famed Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, N. Y.
Thanks to the generous com- munity spirit of Bill Palmer at Palmer Construction, the festival was moved to the parking lot of the old Fulton County Medical Center. It served as a great location that received many favorable comments from those persons participating and attending.
The annual festival is held the second weekend during the month of June. It features lots of good food, local vendors and crafters, entertainment plus strawberry treats. The festival is provided by the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism.