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Spaghetti Eating Contest brings Christmas wishes

    They came, they saw they ate.
    And along the way raised nearly $3,500 for The Salvation Army as it prepares for the Christmas season.
    The annual spaghetti-eating contest was held last Wednesday, November 9 at Boston Pizza. The restaurant was abuzz as competitors old and new lined up to take on their nearest competition in an all out eating frenzy.
    In the children’s category, Dylan Lowen narrowly beat out Jordan Armstrong at the table, posting a 1:03 time.
    In the ladies category Kadina Pierce was back at the table to defend her title from last year. She did in spades, posting a time of just 1:24.
    After a few years at the table, this time it was finally Ryan Semchuk’s chance to shine. While he has been close in his previous appearances, this year he was the fastest eater in the men’s category.
    Another familiar face was in the winner’s circle this year, not for how fast he ate, but for how much he raised. Dylan Jensen alone raised $2,510. Wal-Mart helped him realize this total and matched $1,200 of the total. This was up almost $1,000 from his total last year. Over the last four years, the eleven year old has raised almost $6,000.
    In all, the event raised $3,398. This was a little bit short of last year’s total of $5,483.  The funds realized by the events goes to The Salvation Army Community Services. This includes the food bank, the Christmas Assistance program, youth and senior programs.
    “Thanks so much Boston Pizza for hosting this event,” said Lt. Matt Sheils of The Salvation Army. “It is just a wonderful thing to be a part of.”
    The event was also a great kick off to the Christmas season for The Salvation Army.
This Friday they kick off their Kettle Campaign at the Drumheller Dragons home game. On November 24, the community wide food drive takes to the streets.

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