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There are pies, and there is The pie, and this pie caught my eye as soon as I walked in the door.
Bonnie Kaysen's Pie
Monday night was the gallery's Valentine's Eve chocolate pie contest. I have to say this was a very enjoyable evening with a small crowd, just mingling and enjoying the event.
I have to give Michelle Milan a big thanks, for without the piano and her singing as background music, the ambiance would not have been the same. Thank you Michelle!
David cutting a pie for the judges . . .
Other guests . . . and pie tables . . .
And to think, this photographer failed to photograph the other pie table . . . arrrrrr . . .
Judging the pies . . .
James and Amy Rummel - Judges
Some more Michelle providing our background music . . .
The judges . . . still confused . . . (actually they were great, and it was a filling judiciary responsibility)
And now, the winners of this years Valentine's Eve chocolate pie contest . . . drum roll please . . .
Marlene Duckett's refrigerated pie (accepting her award is Bill Ducket, shown below).
Dawn Diamantopoulos (below) won an award for her baked pie.
Bonnie Kaysen (below) won the participant award for bringing 4-pies (yum).
James Rummel (below) accepted the judges award.
A special thanks to Chuck Rocek for providing the "heart mobiles". And . . . there have been delicious rumors of a possible 4th of July Eve pie contest! Now, that might get me to bake a cherry pie the way mom use to make it . . . :)