Hot Dog Night 2015 features dozens of attractions
Nearly 15,000 free hot dogs were consumed Thursday night as part of Luverne's 53rd Annual Hot Dog Night.
The event included the annual wiener dog beauty contest and wiener dog races, as well as the annual Wienerman Triathlon and all the festive live music, Spotlight Dancers, demonstrations and other special attractions.
WIENER DOG RACE
1st Place – Charlie
Bob & Tammy Hassebroek, Rock Rapids, IA
2nd Place – Callaway
Jon Rust, Rock Rapids, IA
3rd Place – Jazzy
Misty Kohnert, Brandon, SD
FEMALE WIENER DOG BEAUTY CONTEST
1st Place - Zoey
Joy and Terry Bendt, Sioux Falls, SD
2nd Place – Swaggy
Shayna Trevino, Brandon, SD
MALE WIENER DOG BEAUTY CONTEST
1st Place – Dexter
Sara Sandbulte, Garretson, South Dakota
2nd Place – Walter and Vinny
Leesa and Jim Olander, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
FINE ARTS CONTEST
1st Place – Luka
1st Place – Kiesli Smith
1st Place – Evan Prekker
2nd Place – Katlin Petronek
3rd Place – Andrew Prekker
1st Place – Andrea Smith
3rd Place – Allison Schandelmeier
WIENERMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The overall winner of eating, running, biking and swimming challenge was Team Schlong Shots A out of Sioux Falls, with a time of 1:07:49.
Nine, four-person teams competed in male, female and co-ed categories.
See the Star Herald sports pages for indepth coverage of that event.
Hot Dog Night evening activities in Luverne were cut short by an ominous storm cloud that rolled over the city around 9:30 p.m., but after a harmless shower, the fun resumed on East Main Street with live music and cold drinks.
The evening was cut short by an ominous storm cloud that shadowed the city aroun 9:30 p.m., but after a harmless shower, the fun resumed on East Main Street with live music and cold drinks.