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Donut Olympics

[Written by Ed Stocker in JP's Absence]
Dear Members and Constituents,

Has anyone else been watching the US Olympic Swimming trials on TV recently? Seems every time I turn on the TV we’re picking another Olympian. Gymnastics and track are coming up next. Pretty soon the entire US team will be ready to go.

If we were to, and I’m not saying we will, but if we were to have a Donut Olympics what would be the competitions? I’m not talking a donut eating contest, that would be a possibility for the International Olympic Committee to add or perhaps through a host country making competitive eating an exhibition sport. Some Donut Olympics event possibilities;
  • Best Glazing
  • Donut Synchronization
  • Most Dunkable Donut
  • Most Jelly, Jelly Filled
  • Heavyweight
Sara Baack is taking her turn today as Donut Girl and has delivered Four dozen of Lamar’s finest for our enjoyment. While picking one up take a moment to consider - what events should be included in the Donut Olympics? Not sure how to coordinate this but we can leave those details up to JP.

Happy Friday,
Ed

==[JP Gonzalez commented]=========
Good one Ed! How about the "longest John" or a "savor the flavor" marathon? Here you have my dad's entry for the heavyweight category :-)

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