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North Bend Block Party | Prepare for the doughnut showdown

  - Allison Espiritu / Snoqualmie Valley Record
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They’ve tempted you at area farmers markets, and maybe you resisted the urge to buy one, but there’s no denying the appeal of the George’s Bakery giant doughnut.

“Kids come in, look around, and say ‘I want that!’” says Kathie Stokesberry, co-owner of George’s Bakery. They can have it, if they sign up for the doughnut eating contest set for 3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 23, as part of the North Bend Downtown Block Party.

The contest, in its third year, settles the question of which 11 to 14 year-olds can gobble up a giant glazed doughnut the fastest. The doughnuts are equal to “about four or five of the regular size,” Stokesberry said.

There’s room for 13 competitors, “a baker’s dozen,” in the event, and it’s free to sign up. Call or visit George’s Bakery in North Bend, 888-0632, 127 West North Bend Way, to register for the contest.

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