Revelers crowd downtown Bangor to celebrate New Year’s

Posted Jan. 01, 2013, at 2 a.m.
Bangor's beach ball drop took place right on schedule as a large crowd packed West Market Square on Monday night.
Bangor's beach ball drop took place right on schedule as a large crowd packed West Market Square on Monday night. Buy Photo
Tim Kenny of Orrington, left, and Adam Goode of Bangor compete in the first annual Paul Bunyan pancake-eating contest at Bagel Central on Monday night. Goode stripped off his shirt in hopes of getting style points from the judges. Dan Bullard won the contest, consuming 11.5 of 15 pancakes in 5 minutes. Nick Lam of Billings won the amateur contest finishing 13.5 pankakes in 5 minutes.
Tim Kenny of Orrington, left, and Adam Goode of Bangor compete in the first annual Paul Bunyan pancake-eating contest at Bagel Central on Monday night. Goode stripped off his shirt in hopes of getting style points from the judges. Dan Bullard won the contest, consuming 11.5 of 15 pancakes in 5 minutes. Nick Lam of Billings won the amateur contest finishing 13.5 pankakes in 5 minutes. Buy Photo
Dan Bullard howls as he is defeated by Nocturnem bouncer Jason Foley during the first annual Paul Bunyan arm wrestling contest in downtown Bangor during the New Year's Eve festivities Monday night. Foley defeated all three male Paul Bunyan contestants.
Dan Bullard howls as he is defeated by Nocturnem bouncer Jason Foley during the first annual Paul Bunyan arm wrestling contest in downtown Bangor during the New Year's Eve festivities Monday night. Foley defeated all three male Paul Bunyan contestants. Buy Photo
Holly Barber of Portland and Abby Goode of Bangor compete in the first annual Paul Bunyan arm wrestling contest in downtown Bangor during the New Years Eve festivities Monday night. Barber defeated Goode.
Holly Barber of Portland and Abby Goode of Bangor compete in the first annual Paul Bunyan arm wrestling contest in downtown Bangor during the New Years Eve festivities Monday night. Barber defeated Goode. Buy Photo

Downtown Countdown activities in Bangor on New Year’s Eve included the inaugural Paul Bunyan pancake eating contest at Bagel Central and the beach ball drop at midnight as thousand packed West Market Square.

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