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“Slices for SEG,” pie-baking contest and social, was held the afternoon of Sunday, March 8.  A total of seventeen pies were entered in the contest, with the proceeds to benefit Social Entrepreneurs of Grinnell, the charity that seeks to offer no-interest loans to those who might otherwise turn to predatory lenders to meet emergency financial needs.  

Three judges tasted each pie and cast their ballots in four classes of competition.  Thank you to the volunteer judges, Sharon Falck, Dan Agnew, and Tim Dill, for their interest in and support of this event!  The prize-winning pies for each class were:

            American Classic (apple or cherry)

                        First Place:        Janice Logan

                        Second Place:   Twila Rosenow

                        Third Place:       Howard McDonough

            Other Fruit Pies

                        First Place:        Gailanne Dill

                        Second Place:   Howard McDonough

                        Third Place:       Allen Ricks

            Cream/Custard Pies

                        First Place:        Mark Levandoski

                        Second Place:   Vanessa Preast

                        Third Place:       Mark Levandoski

            Specialty Pies

                        First Place:        Zoe Dill

                        Second Place:   Mark Levandoski

                        Third Place:       Nancy Brown

After the close competition, the judges reviewed the first place pies in each category and narrowed the quest for the champion pie, overall.  Mark Levandoski’s Chess Pie (Cream/Custard Class) was named the most outstanding pie entry.  Congratulations to these winners, and thank you to all who entered the 2020 competition! 

Following the judging, the first-place pies were sold at silent auction, and all other pies were enjoyed at the pie social, with all donations going to SEG.  Thank you to the greater Grinnell community for the strong support of this worthy event!  

Judges: Judges Sharon Falck, Dan Agnew, and Tim Dill, taste each pie as they evaluate the entries in the SEG Pie Baking Contest.
Volunteers: SEG board members, Barb Baker and Monica St. Angelo, are joined by volunteers Pam Pelzel and Gailanne Dill as they cut and plate each pie for the social.
Speaks for itself, I think! – just the display of pies waiting for the pie social to start.

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