Down the street at St. Joseph Bakery, there will another food related competition happening: a perogy eating contest. This one, explains Derek Kedzierski, was an invite only challenge and will feature five people facing off for bragging rights, and a donation to the charity of their choice.
Each contestant — which includes Ward Couns. Sal Sorrento and Mike Britton, Mayor Walter Sendzik, Rob Somma of FirstOntario Credit Union, and Greg Gospodarek of Brother’s Jerky — had to raise $300 in donations in order to participate, if they win their money goes to the charity of their choice. The remaining funds goes to festival’s beautification efforts. Each contestant will have four minutes to eat as many perogies as possible.