Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Seymour Land Trust president devours competition in taco eating contest fundraiser

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

SEYMOUR >> Seymour Land Trust President Alex Danka likely may have needed some Tums Tuesday night after scarfing down 14 tacos in five minutes, all for a good cause.

But that didn’t bother Danka, who won bragging rights as the Valley’s taco-eating champion during the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Elected Officials’ Taco-Eating Contest held at Hot Tamale’s Mexican Grille and Bar.

Danka easily shattered last year’s record, when a Naugatuck man, simply known as “Yo Joe” won by devouring eight tacos in five minutes and five seconds.

In the end, the event raised more than $2,500 for TEAM Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program, which delivers more than 1,000 nutritious meals each week to the homes of area senior citizens. The amount raised was expected to nearly double after the Valley Community Foundation kicked in its donation to the cause.

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