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PINE ISLAND — The Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual Pine Island Onion Eating Contest at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Polish Legion of American Veterans Pavilion.

This will be held in cooperation with the Annual Onion Festival featuring 18-time Grammy winner Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra featuring the Pokolenie Dancers.

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 Janet Zimmerman at 258-7008 or any chamber officer.

For advance tickets to the Annual Onion Festival you can contact: 1-800-724-0727.

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