The Coney Dog Days of Summer

Photos by Ben Gagnon

Photos by Ben Gagnon

National Coney Dog Day was observed in Flushing on July 29 with the Flushing Area Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Coney Dog Eating competition at Bueche’s Food World. Six Flushingites competed in this year’s event, including Jacob Smith, Phil Clark, Tim Cassady, Flushing Community Schools Superintendent Matt Shanafelt, Steve Kinney and Josh Blair. Smith won the competition by eating five coneys in three minutes, just a few bites ahead of second-place Clark and third-place finisher Cassady. All proceeds from the contest will be used to by the Chamber to purchase Christmas decorations for the Flushing Candlewalk.