Specifically, in the mouths of those who took part in our sale of slices after the judges had their say. There were nine pies in the OFAM Second Annual Pie Bake-Off, so each judge took only a sliver of each one, leaving plenty for everybody else.
Don’t They Look Good? That’s Chris Holding the Sign
Peter Franchot, the Maryland State Comptroller, came out to visit. He was accompanied by Craig Zucker, District 14 State Delegate. They were offered the chance to be judges, but politely declined. They both did, however, get tastes.
L to R:Doug Terry, Janet Terry, Peter Franchot, Hal Hoiland, Bobbi Espinoza, Craig Zucker
The Judges Prepare. The Politicians Observe.
Then They Got Down To It.
The Audience Watches
The judging was accomplished with flair and alacrity by our distinguished panel. They had the impeccable taste to award Your Faithful Correspondent the Grand Prize. She wants to assure everyone that it was a completely blind tasting; we used a number system so that the anonymity of the pies’ bakers was maintained until after the judging.
Judges Conferring. L to R: Kyle Russell, Debra Alfarone, Stanton Gill, Freddy Turim
The Judges Announce Winners.
Here is the list of winners:
Grand Prize - Judy Newton, Chocolate Ganache and Toasted Coconut Pie
2nd Prize: Beth and Tito Porfiri, Branded Boot Ranch Chocolate Buckaroo Pie
3rd Prize: Brandon Miller and Mark Welsh, Steak Chimichurri Pie
People’s Choice: Nancy Green, Blueberry Pie
We had a new volunteer, Chris Richter (he’s in the first picture), who has an interest in politics. He was thrilled to meet Mr. Franchot and Mr. Zucker, and assisted ably in the pie contest. He’ll go far!
And by the way, here’s yet another shout-out to Anne Rickert and the wonderful signs she continues to produce for us each week!
Anne and Sign
P.S. Do what it says. Still a few tickets left!