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Sun, Sept. 22

Charlie Arnold packs away 31 ears of corn

Charlie Arnold

Charlie Arnold

Charlie Arnold, Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce President, eats an ear of corn at the annual FFA Corn Dinner at Del Rio Elementary School gym on Sept. 5. Charlie ate total of 31 ears as a fundraiser challenge with sponsors for the total number of ears he at at the dinner. He's also a member of the Rotary Club of Chino Valley, where many of his sponsors came from. After all the donations come in, Charlie says the FFA and the chamber each will receive about $300 for his efforts. One strategy for eating so many ears was that Charlie didn't eat the other dinner food of barbecue beef, coleslaw and rolls, which he said "looked delicious." He plans to do the fundraiser again next year and wants to break any corn-eating record out there. As a side note, Charlie said he could've eaten more and even had three plates of potluck dinner later that evening. Whew!

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