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Malone University Annual Gigana-Hugana Banana Split Eating Contest January 24 will benefit the Stark County Hunger Task Force

January 14, 2014 | Release # 6811

The annual Malone University Gigana-Hugana Banana Split Eating Contest will take place Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the East Campus building, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.

Teams of students, dressed in themed costumes, vie for top prizes as they raise funds to benefit the Stark County Hunger Task Force. Each team must eat their giant banana split as fast as possible without using their hands. Prizes are awarded for *Best Banner, *Best Stage Performance, *Fastest Eating Time, *Best Costume, *Audience Choice Award and the *Top Banana/Best Overall award.

The event is sponsored by the university's Student Activities Council with the support of AVI Fresh Dining Services.

Free and open to the public, opportunities to make contributions to the Stark County Hunger Task Force (while enjoying banana splits - with spoons) will be presented.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330.471.8239
Cell: 330.324.2424


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