A bubble roughly the size of a volleyball may win 11-year-old Andrew Vaughan a trip to New York.
Andrew won the local Dubble Bubble Fourth Annual National Bubble Blowing Contest on Saturday at Wal-Mart.
"I think it's neat," he said.
Blowing a bubble 8 1/2 inches in diameter, Andrew beat out 40 other children to win prizes include a Dubble Bubble hat, balloons, a certificate and, of course, a bag of bubble gum.
After winning the contest at the Evans Wal-Mart, Andrew is entered to compete in the national contest. If selected, he will be one of six children ages 12 or under to win a four-day, four-night trip to New York to compete in the national final on NBC's Today show Aug. 7.
"We're thrilled to be sponsoring this fun event for the fourth year in a row," said Paul Cherrie, senior vice president for Concorde Confections, makers of Dubble Bubble. "Last year was a phenomenal success with nearly one million kids 12 and under entering the contest."
Charles Griffin, 7, of Martinez, blows a bubble during the Fourth Annual National Bubble Blowing Contest, sponsored by Dubble Bubble at the Evans Wal-Mart on Saturday.
Photo by Donnie Fetter
The contestant with the largest bubble at the end of the time limit will be crowned winner and receive the grand prize: a $10,000 U.S. savings bond and a $5,000 donation in the winner's name to the Children's Miracle Network.
The runners-up each will be awarded a $5,000 savings bond and will have $1,000 donated in their names to their local children's hospitals.
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