Bangor police, firefighters to eat huge burgers for charity

Posted July 06, 2015, at 12:11 p.m.
Last modified July 06, 2015, at 12:55 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The city’s firefighters and police officers will engage in a friendly competition Tuesday for a good cause.

The second annual Guns and Hoses challenge, which pits police officers against firefighters in a Paul Bunyan Burger eating competition, will be held at Hollywood Casino at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a posting on Bangor police’s Facebook page.

If the police department wins, they will donate to the Special Olympics of Maine and if the firefighters win, their selected charity is the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“Come on down and watch. The Paul Bunyan Burger is re-donk-ulous in size and scope. To lift it is a chore. To finish it? All I can say is R-O-L-A-I-D-S,” the posting read.

The Paul Bunyan Burger is a two-pound cheeseburger topped with half a pound of bacon, six slices of cheese, a whole sliced tomato and half a head of lettuce.

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