Papillion Man Wins Inaugural Fruitcake Fling

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The fruitcake fling proved to be a popular event at Ponca State Park's first Winterfest this weekend.

Park Superintendent Jeff Fields came up with the idea for the fruitcake toss because he's not a fan of fruitcakes. Fields says he figured tossing fruitcakes would be a good use for them. But competitors flung specially made fruitcakes with a bird seed filling, so they could be enjoyed by wildlife.

Jim LaPierre of Papillion won the competition for people older than 13. He says he didn't have much cake-throwing experience, but he got good distance after taking his gloves off.

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