Bangor firefighters, police compete in Guns and Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge

Posted July 08, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.
Bangor Detective Tim Shaw chews a bit of the mammoth Paul Bunyan burger during an eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening. The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.
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Bangor Detective Tim Shaw chews a bit of the mammoth Paul Bunyan burger during an eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening. The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.
Laura York (left) takes a photo of Lt. Greg Hodge of the Bangor Fire Department during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening . The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Laura York (left) takes a photo of Lt. Greg Hodge of the Bangor Fire Department during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor. The Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge put five members of the Bangor Police Department up against five members of the Bangor Fire Department for charity on the eve of the restaurant's grand opening . The Bangor firefighters won, leaving only four and three-quarter pounds of food left, compared with Bangor police's five pounds.
Bangor police Officer Keith Larby eats pieces of his burger during an eating contest Tuesday at Celebrity Bar & Grill, the new restaurant at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor police Officer Keith Larby eats pieces of his burger during an eating contest Tuesday at Celebrity Bar & Grill, the new restaurant at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Bangor police Officer Aaron Brooker digs into his burger during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor police Officer Aaron Brooker digs into his burger during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill.
Bangor firefighter John York eats pieces of his burger during a burger-eating contest at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor firefighter John York eats pieces of his burger during a burger-eating contest at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Lt. Greg Hodge of the Bangor Fire Department shoves lettuce into his mouth during a burger-eating contest Tuesday.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Lt. Greg Hodge of the Bangor Fire Department shoves lettuce into his mouth during a burger-eating contest Tuesday.
Bangor police Officer Aaron Brooker (center) stands up to try to help make room during a burger-eating contest Tuesday.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor police Officer Aaron Brooker (center) stands up to try to help make room during a burger-eating contest Tuesday.
Bangor police Officer Jose Vidaurri takes a break during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill in Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor police Officer Jose Vidaurri takes a break during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar & Grill in Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
A Bangor firefighter takes a break during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at Celebrity Bar & Grill, Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
A Bangor firefighter takes a break during a burger-eating contest Tuesday at Celebrity Bar & Grill, Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Bangor firefighter Jared Willey (left) takes a break during the Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor firefighter Jared Willey (left) takes a break during the Guns & Hoses Paul Bunyan Burger Challenge.
Bangor firefighters Stan Grass (left) and Jared Willey take a break during a burger-eating contest while Samantha Willey, 10, refills their water Tuesday at the new Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor firefighters Stan Grass (left) and Jared Willey take a break during a burger-eating contest while Samantha Willey, 10, refills their water Tuesday at the new Celebrity Bar & Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor.
Bangor firefighter Jesse Bieluch cringes from eating so much burger during an eating contest Tuesday at Hollywood Casino's Celebrity Bar & Grill in Bangor.
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor firefighter Jesse Bieluch cringes from eating so much burger during an eating contest Tuesday at Hollywood Casino's Celebrity Bar & Grill in Bangor.

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