Hot dog poll fires up

Modesto Sister City Tour Committee will hold a hot dog poll with the mayor candidates Saturday and Sunday

Vernon’s Modesto Sister City Tour Committee will hold a hot dog poll with all of the declared mayor candidates Saturday and Sunday at Swan Lake Nurseryland. It runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

“All five candidates for mayor will each spend a half hour at the barbecue to hand out hot dogs or just chat with interested members of the public,” said John Topping, committee member.

On Saturday, Victor Cumming will be there from 10:30 to 11 a.m. followed by Akbal Mund from noon to 12:30 p.m. and Klaus Tribes from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday will have Jamie Morrow there from 11 to 11:30 a.m. and Mary-Jo O’Keefe there from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

The cost of a hot dog or smokie, along with a drink and a raffle ticket, is $5. Raffle winners will be announced Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the barbecue will go toward the cost of a banquet for Modesto dignitaries when a group of Vernon residents travel to the California community May 10.