The Pie Contest

Yesterday was the third annual Pie Contest at Everence Open House. In spite of the cold North wind the contest was a huge success.

 This is the early morning view from across Bahia Vista at Yoder's Deli.

 The two men did their best to put colorful table cloth, but the wind was stronger and ripped it off the table.

 Finally they gave up with one last wild fling at the wind.

 Ina, wearing gloves. It simply wasn't fit to be outside.

It was this cold...

 and this cold...

and this cold.

 But the pies came in. Two sisters, Clara Miller and Ada Troyer.

 Maudie Raber tagging her pies.

 Esther Overholt entered her famous Orange Pie.
 Esther Overholt's pie.

These men looked wistfully at the pies. 

 The pies were all beautiful. It was the women's best efforts.

 A Red Raspberry Pie

 Time to begin, making some announcements.

 Getting the best shot...

 Entering their names for various drawings.

Letting John in through the flags.

 The five judges.

 Tasting pie

 Todd Emrich

Bill Yoder

 Praying a blessing for the food. Dave and Toni Kauffman provided the chili. The dessert was the pie.

 The food line. Other years we waited to eat until after the contest, whereas this time we ate during the pie tasting. 

Carefully cutting the very last pie that was entered.

 The board came out with the backside exposed.

 And then flipped over.

 Maudie Raber with a 2nd prize for Coconut Oatmeal.

 And the wind whipped the board off the stand.

So Ina Hostetler stood guard.

 Anna Short won first prize on the fruit pies.

 Ada Troyer won 3rd prize with a Triple Berry Pie.

 Clara Miller got two ribbons.

 Esther Overholt for her famous Orange Pie.

Lou Emswiler one of the winners. 

 Then it was time for the Bike drawing. While the bucket was up in the air the wind came and took out a number of names.

 and threw them on the ground. It took some picking up of papers.

 The winner for the bike was a Swartzentruber. I can't remember his first name.
There were more drawings etc.

And Corn Hole Games came last before clean up time.


  1. This looks so interesting. Clara Miller is my husband's Grandma. We get the benefit of that quite often, pies and donuts. :) When we had out family camping this fall we had a pie contest. She entered 4 pies and they were all mentioned!

  2. The man that won the bike is from Daviess County and his name is Kenny Swartzentruber!!



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