84 Lumber Attracts State’s Best

”Everything is big in Texas, and that includes my appetite,” said Randy Harrison of Seguin, TX. Harrison is registered to compete in this Saturday’s 84 Lumber World Baked Bean Eating Championship at the Grand Opening of the 84 Lumber Company in Stafford, Texas, itself a big facility that features a 24,000 square foot showroom.

Austin’s Levi Oliver and Houston’s Chris Huang are joining forces with Harrison to represent their beloved state of Texas at Saturday’s competition.

”I feel a special pride in representing the Lone Star State,” said Oliver. “I can’t let that pretty little lady from D.C. beat me in a baked bean eating contest now can I?”

For Huang the goal is a somewhat more clear-cut: “I want that 84 Lumber World Baked Bean Eating title and I want that prize money.”

Sonya Thomas will be flying into Texas to compete at this weekend’s Stafford event. In Dawsonville, Georgia last weekend, Boone consumed 84 ounces of beans in one minute 22 seconds- the fastest performance to date.

This is the fourth stop on the 84 Lumber World Baked Bean Eating Championship tour. Like all stops there is $2,000 of prize money on the line.

Founded by Joe Hardy in 1956 in the town of Eighty Four, Pennsylvania, where the original store continues to operate, 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately held building materials supplier in the country. Today 84 Lumber Company operates in more than 500 locations from coast to coast. With more than 7,500 associates nationwide 84 Lumber Company provides professional contractors, remodelers and serious do-it-yourselfers with quality building materials, supplies and expertise. For more information on 84 Lumber Company please visit