Flames clinch second hotdog title

Northgate varsity football players celebrated last Saturday evening after taking the trophy in the second annual hotdog eating contest. Pictured above from left are members of the Northgate team who beat out the Avonworth squad by one hotdog: Joe Barker, Ryan Castleberry, Chase Staiger and Josh Schultheis.

The contest kicked off the annual North Boroughs fireworks celebration, postponed from July due to flooding at Avalon Field along New Brighton Road.

Thousands of area residents enjoyed music by Uptown Rhythm and Brass before the Pyrotecnico fireworks display.

The event was funded by the combined contributions of the boroughs of Avalon, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights and Emsworth, and Kilbuck and Ohio Townships.