Keepin’ it juicy! World famous Tomato Eating Contest held this past weekend(winners announced)

On Saturday, the annual Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Tomato Eating Contest was held, with three divisions, a celebrity division, a 12 and under division, and a professional division.

Celebrities included Bryan Sanders for his wife, gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was also present; state Land Commissioner Tommy Land; District 94 state Rep. Jeff Wardlaw and his opponent, Curley Jackson; state Sen. Ben Gilmore; Jessie Gibson, running for attorney general; Miss Pink Tomato Kaiden Hale; Teen Miss Pink Tomato Alli Cathey; and Pam Whittaker, running for state treasurer.

The winner was Wardlaw; Gilmore, second; and Sanders, third.

In 12 and under, winners were Edie Gauge, first; Harley Caldwell, second; and Judson Green, third.

Professional winners were Cody Gauge, first; Adam Towery, second; and Earl Charles, third.

Photos by Tim Kessler.

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