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Local police, high school service groups to participate in Doughnut Eating Contest in St. Charles

June 7 event at Blue Goose Market will benefit Salvation Army Tri-City Corps

The winners of the first annual Doughnut Eating Contest pose with emcee Ron Onesti, third from right, in St. Charles.
The winners of the first annual Doughnut Eating Contest pose with emcee Ron Onesti, third from right, in St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – National Doughnut Day is June 7 and the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps is celebrating by hosting its second annual Doughnut Eating Contest from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Blue Goose Market, 300 S. Second St., St. Charles. The event is a fundraiser for the organization.

Awards presented will include Most Donuts Eaten, given to the contestant who eats the most in five minutes; People's Choice Award, given to the contestant who raises the most money online; and Nothing But Dough Award, given to the contestant who raises the most money during the event.

Participants can sign up or donate online by clicking on "events" at the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps websiteat www.satricity.org. Some of the contestants include: The St. Charles Fire Department and Police Department, Geneva High School Key Club and others. Individual contestants can also participate and raise money.

Proceeds from the event will help fund hunger alleviation programs in Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and central Kane County. Over 300 families are served on a monthly basis at the client choice food pantry at The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps, according to a news release from the organization.

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