All you can eat…and then some

Pastor JJ Mannschreck (left) and Edward Sullivan (right) put up a valiant effort. Photos provided

Pastor JJ Mannschreck (left) and Edward Sullivan (right) put up a valiant effort. Photos provided

FLUSHING — Eight brave contestants tested their willpowers and appetites to take on the Flushing Chamber of Commerce’s annual Paczki eating contest on Tuesday. LeeAlan Weddel, who finished second in 2019 and 2020, finally emerged the winner in 2021 and packed away the most paczkis in under three minutes. Phil Clark came in second place and Tim McKnight finished third. Other contestants included Flushing Mayor Joseph Karlichek, Mayor Pro Tem Edward Sullivan, Steven Kinney, Pastor JJ Mannschreck and James Deickman. — B.G.

LeeAlan Weddel wolfing down a paczki.

LeeAlan Weddel wolfing down a paczki.