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Long Island Clam Eating Contest Tomorrow To Benefit South Shore Fire Houses Damaged By Super Storm Sandy

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Local Fire Fighters To Compete For World Record.

Island Park, NY - August 16th, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and World Champion Eater Takeru Kobayashi of Japan will join local south shore fire department officials tomorrow, Sunday August 17, 2014 at 2:00pm  in the Annual Long Island Clam Eating Contest at Peters Clam Bar in Island Park. Funds raised from the event will benefit local south shore firehouses that sustained damages from Superstorm Sandy.  Local fire houses and equipment were devastated at as a result of the storm. 
  
Kobayashi is the former Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion and holds various eating World Records. He will be coaching firefighters from across the region as they chow down on thousands of clams. The current World Record for clam eating is 26 dozen Cherrystone Clams in 6 minutes set at Peter’s Clam Bar in 2010. 
 
The Clam Eating Contest will be held at Peter’s Clam Bar where firehouses from Island Park, Long Beach, Lakeview, Baldwin, Point Lookout and East Rockaway will be sending some of their best eaters to compete for cash prizes.  In addition to the firehouse contest, there will be an open contest for the public. 
 
Long Island's history, culture and traditions are closely linked to clams.  The first coastal inhabitants of New York called Long Island the "Island of Shells" in recognition of the vast numbers of clam, oyster and other shells deposited on its shore.  According to the New York Seafood Council in the 1970s more than half of the clams eaten in the United States were from Long Island at their peak population, clams filtered 40 percent of the water within the bay and contributed over $100 million to the local economy.  Peters Clam bar has served the Long Island community for over 75 years.
 
WHEN: Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2 PM
 
WHERE: Peter’s Clam Bar, 600 Long Beach Road, Island Park, NY
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