Eating His way to Victory!

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100th Anniversary
Pie eating contest in Lewes on July 4, 1950.

Eating His Way to Victory


The Lewes Chamber of Commerce planned another Forth of July festival in 1950. Second Street was closed at ten in the morning for the celebration which included all kinds of races, climbing a greasy pole, pie-eating contest and a baby and bicycle parade. About five hundred people attended the festivities. Winners of the pie-eating contest were Ralph Hazel, Ronald Hazel and Billy Aiken.

The General Photograph Collection is a broad collection of photos spanning the 20th century with a few from the late 19th century with the 1940s through the 1960s heavily represented. It has a variety of subjects from business and local events to towns and education. This photograph is from the recreation and sports section.