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Pictures: Pink's Hot Dogs Opens at Lake Compounce

Pink's Hot Dogs, a Hollywood legend since 1939, opened its first East Coast location this Saturday, May 17, at Lake Compounce in Bristol. To celebrate, organizers invited dachshund owners to the park for a day of fun, including a dachshund race, a hot-dog bobbing contest, and a costume parade. "Everybody loves dogs," said Pink's co-owner Richard Pink, who traveled from Los Angeles to personally open the Lake Compounce stand. "It's the perfect tie-in for opening day." Click here to see a video of the dachshund race.Alex Syphers | Special to CTnow