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Best pie in town? Enter Silverton Grange’s contest to find out

By Melissa Wagoner

“Who doesn’t like tasting pie?” Silverton Grange member Cindy Gyurgyik said when asked about the upcoming Pie Contest and Auction being held in the Grange Hall at 201 Division St. on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 to 4 p.m.

“We will have two categories of pies – fruit and custard,” Gyurgyik said. “We will have three judges for each category…familiar faces of our community with discerning taste buds!” 

And an appetite for pie.

Participants from the Silverton Grange's Pie Contest and Auction held in 2019
Participants from the Silverton Grange’s Pie Contest and Auction held in 2019

At least that’s what Gyurgyik hopes, as she, too, will be entering the contest.

“I am a baker from very young,” she said. “I’ve baked and made pies for as long as I can remember.”

While Gyurgyik did not divulge the flavor of pie she will be entering this year, she did say, “My favorite pie is the one on a plate in front of me! Maybe lemon meringue, maybe pecan.”

But no matter the variety, Gyurgyik advises, “Good pie starts with a good crust… A little hint to swaying the judges is a good story about your pie or your pie-making experiences. This is part of your entry form or can be submitted before the event.”

Also required for entry is, not one, but two identical pies.

“One will be for tasting – judges first then the public. The second pie is for the auction,” Gyurgyik explained, noting that all proceeds from the pie sales will go toward purchasing a new HVAC system for the hall.

“We hope to raise some funds but more importantly for everyone to have a good time and maybe be curious about the Grange,” Gyurgyik said. “We are growing our membership and bringing in younger folk with new events such as monthly family game night and quarterly Hoedown Concert.”

For information about these events, or to enter a pie in the upcoming contest, visit www.silvertongrange.org.

“If someone is on the fence about entering, I would tell them it’s all in good fun…” Gyurgyik said. And for those who would rather just attend – once more, “Who doesn’t like tasting pie?”

Pie Contest & Auction

Pie tasting, silent auction, music and kids’ activities

Silverton Grange Hall
201 Division St.

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2  to 4 p.m.

No contest or admission fees

To enter visit, www.silvertongrange.org

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