PHOTOS: Francestown marks July 4 with contests

Judith Bitterli sports patriotic face paint.

Judith Bitterli sports patriotic face paint. PHOTOS COURTESY BOB BITTERLI

Theo Groh, right, beat out Sam Feinberg by a bun in the hot dog-eating contest.

Theo Groh, right, beat out Sam Feinberg by a bun in the hot dog-eating contest. —PHOTO COURTESY BOB BITTERLI

Patriotic pet show winner Telemark and his owner Marsha Dixon.

Patriotic pet show winner Telemark and his owner Marsha Dixon.

Pickleball tournament winners, from left, Andrew Brescia (second place), Marie St. Clare (first place), Barbara Johnson and Bruce Dennis (tied for third place).

Pickleball tournament winners, from left, Andrew Brescia (second place), Marie St. Clare (first place), Barbara Johnson and Bruce Dennis (tied for third place).

Apple pie contest winner Samantha Forcash.

Apple pie contest winner Samantha Forcash.

Published: 07-21-2023 9:59 AM

As part of the town’s first July 4 celebration, Francestown hosted competitions that included a pickleball tournament that drew 28 participants, an apple pie contest, a hot dog-eating contest and a patriotic pet show.

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