By Vanessa Richins
I’ve sometimes cringed a little when I hear about the big tomato fight events, like La Tomatina in BuÃ±ol, Spain.
I know it’s tradition and people enjoy it thoroughly, but I also think about how many people those tomatoes could feed.
I was at least a bit happier when I learned about a recent such event in Reno, Nevada.
They wanted to recreate the famous Spanish tomato fight in their own city, with a twist.
Participants paid $10 on August 29th, 2009 to join in the tomato chucking fun. If they wanted to aim their weapons at the mayors of Reno or Sparks, they paid $50. All money went to the American Cancer Society.
Forty thousand pounds of tomatoes were donated by Read the rest of this entry »