2018 pie contest draws over 300 in Sarasota

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Great turnout again for the annual Pinecraft event

Everence staff at the pie contest

This year's Everence® Financial/Pinecraft Pie Contest attracted over 300 people and 27 delicious pies.

"We always look forward to this chance to bring people together for community fellowship, great food and friendly competition," said Kjell Purnell, CFE, Regional Director and Financial Advisor for Everence. "We'd like to thank our judges - Robin Wild, Mary Yoder, Henry Detwiler and everyone who helped to plan and organize our annual event this year."

Fresh blueberry pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

The contest categories were cream pie, one-crust pie and fruit pie.

Winners were:

First place:

Fruit: Fresh Blueberry by Martha Garber

Cream: Pecan Cream by Linda Gingerich

One crust: Laura Beiler

Second place:

Fruit: Vintage apple by Creta Byler

Cream: Raspberry Cream by Esther Overholt

Table of pies
One crust: Cream Cheese Custard by Ada Lambright

Third place:

Fruit: Apple Cranberry Struesel by Ada Lambright

Cream: Key lime by Shirley Lapp

One crust: German Chocolate pie by Delores Chupp

After the pie contest prizes were presented, those in attendance enjoyed lunch including chili and, of course, pie.

Judges at Sarasota Pie contest

Pie contest judges included Robin Wild (Der Dutchman), Mary Yoder (Yoder's Restaurant), Henry Detwiler (Detwiler's farm market).

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