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Looking for a few good pies
A record number of 122 pies were submitted for the 2008 Pumpkin Pie Contest. Organizers are hoping for 200 entries this year. - photo by Journal file photo
Dave Dubyak is once again throwing down the gauntlet for local bakers. His challenge: Bake the best pumpkin pie in the area.
The owner of Dubyak Family Chiropractic has only philanthropic intentions for this bake off. Pies submitted for competition, minus one piece for judging, will all be donated to the United Samaritans Foundation’s Daily Bread program and be served as dessert on Thanksgiving Day.
This will be the 14th year of the holiday dessert contest. Last year a record number 122 pies were entered by individuals, as well as groups from Ceres High School, Waterford 4-H and Sacred Heart 4-H.
“It is awesome that the community participated in the pie contest, especially children from the schools who got into the spirit and learned how to help others,” said Maris Sturtevant, director of the United Samaritans Foundation after last year’s contest.
The goal for this year: 200 pies.
“If we get 200 pies, it will pretty much feed everybody,” said Dubyak.
Along with helping feed those in need this Thanksgiving, bakers will be competing for cash prizes. The first place winner will receive $100, while second place will take home $50.
The pie contest is open to everyone. Each contestant is asked to enter two pies, which need to be delivered between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 to the Dubyak Family Chiropractic office at 3008 Geer Rd. in Turlock. Five local dignitaries will judge the entries on Nov. 23 and the winners will be notified by phone that evening.
For more information about the pie contest, contact Dubyak Family Chiropractic at 668-1944 or the United Samaritans Foundation at 668-4853.