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Bangor police, firefighters to eat huge burgers for charity

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Bangor Detective Tim Shaw chews a bit of the mammoth Paul Bunyan burger during an eating contest Tuesday at the Celebrity Bar and Grill at Hollywood Casino in Bangor on July 8, 2014.

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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