On Thursday, Tarrant County District Attorney Joe Shannon was sporting a hot dog suit around the office after losing a contest to prosecutor Robert Foran.
In an effort to raise money for the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the district attorney’s office held a contest and, for $1 a vote, staff could weigh in on who they wanted to wear an oversized “wiener in a bun” suit. (Susan Greer, pictured in center, coordinated the event)
The voting ended last Friday and Shannon said he thought he was in the clear when he put $200 on Foran. But when Shannon had to leave a little early to pick up his grandson, Shannon said, Foran went around "gathering up bills as big as a head of lettuce” to put on him.
“Foran was in the lead and, when I came back, he had torpedoed me,” Shannon said.
Afterward, Foran talked prosecutor Alana Minton into dressing up as ketchup and prosecutor Christy Jack into being the mustard.
The women then went out and rented a French fry suit and surprised Foran with it.
Foran put on the suit.
It was, after all, for a good cause.
The hot-dog-suit-wearing-contest raised $4,000 for the food bank – enough to buy 8,000 meals for North Texans in need.
- Melody McDonald