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Pioneer Fall Festival Photos


September 19, 2019

Lane Gwinn

Anita Baker leading the choir at the community church service.

First Time Pie-Baker's Experience

I Did a Thing!

So I did a thing. At the Pioneer Fall Festival in Waitsburg there is a Pie Contest to raise money to support the city pool. Danielle was in charge of it and was worried that there wouldn't be enough pies so I said I would enter. 

Now it's important to note that I have never baked a pie from scratch before. So I called upon my dear friend Kate, who is a master pie baker! I went to her house yesterday and she walked me through the whole thing, crust to filling, to oven. Then I helped her make her pies. Mine was Coppei Blackberry/Blueberry and hers was Heritage Apple.

I, which should be read We, won 2nd place!! And I learned that I can, in fact, bake pie!

Kathy Kersey Carpenter

Lane Gwinn

Anne Walsh with B.A. Keve watching the pie auction action.

Twelve pies were entered in the 5th Annual Laurette McCaw Pi-oneer Baking Contest, including two very young entrants at aged 6 and 12. First-place winner Stacie Alsup created a Blackberry Raspberry Pie, first-time pie-baker Kathy Kersey Carpenter surprised herself by winning second place with her Peach Blueberry Pie, while third place went to Jeanetta Monfort with a Peachy Praline pie. The Pie Auction following the contest was an exciting affair, with Vicki Rossi's Peach & Blueberry pie fetching $100. The auction raised over $600, all to support the Waitsburg Parks and Recreation Department swimming pool, including lifeguard and CPR training. Fair-goers thoroughly enjoyed purchasing pies, tasting samples and many could be seen wandering the lawn of the Bruce Museum with sample cups of fruity goodness.


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