Mayors of Bangor, ME and Bangor, PA make Superbowl bet

BANGOR - Mayors from both Pennsylvania and Maine are joining in on the Superbowl fun by making a wager on which state's team will win.

There's a little bet between Mayor Ben Sprague of Bangor, Maine and Mayor Brook Kerzner of Bangor, Pennsylvania - and yes, they are spelled the same but pronounced differently.

The two mayors have placed bets on whether the Eagles or the Patriots will win Superbowl LII.

"I thought 'hey, this could be kind of fun to have a little bet between the two cities and get a little rivalry going,'" said Sprague. "It's all in good fun of course, but I do hope the Patriots and Bangor, Maine will be victorious on Superbowl night."

As part of the wager, Sprague is offering a box of Governor's whoopie pies, a Dysarts blueberry pie and a collection of Stephen King books for Bangor's library in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania mayor is wagering beer, chocolates, and a game board made of slate, since Bangor is a slate city.

Kayla Fish

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Kayla joined the ABC 7 & FOX 22 news team in May of 2017. She got into journalism because she loves talking with people, and she's incredibly grateful to share the stories of Mainers throughout the region.

She got her start in broadcasting way back in middle school as a member of a morning announcements TV broadcast club, and her love for the news industry took off from there.

Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.

Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!

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