The 17th Annual Thanksgiving Day Challenge

In the fall of 1996 (YOLD 3162) some friends of mine and I challenged each other to a eating contest on Thanksgiving Day. The rules were simple: record everything you eat from midnight to midnight on Thanksgiving Day, and I would decide who ate the most. The winner would recieve the Order of the Fizzy Bicarbonate and the accolade of millions. Thus was born the Thanksgiving Day Challenge.

The tradition has continued on into its seventeenth year, changing little since the original contest. One no longer needs to eat the most (although that certainly helps), but rather eat the best in the Spirit of the Thanksgiving Day Challenge. That's a bit hard to define, but when looking at each entry every year, I usually find one that has just a bit something extra.

This year, the winner is Allison Harris, who not only has the first Thanksgiving Day Challenge entry submitted from the People's Republic of China, but also makes now the first spousal team to have won the Thanksgiving Day Challenge, joining her husband Gord Alvin Ko who was elevated to this position during the 13th Annual Thanksgiving Day Challenge. You can see a photo of Allison's award here, under the watchful gaze of Bean, Registrar of Documents, without whom no proclamation of The People's Republic of Ames is official.


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