Did you eat your fill of pie over the Thanksgiving weekend? A dozen local kids started early – and three of them won prizes for their efforts.
Bread Furst held its first pie-eating contest on Saturday, November 21st. The person who came up with this idea is herself a kid: 11-year-old Shivani Nelson, whom you will find helping out behind the counter at Bread Furst on the weekends (and for whom Shivani’s corner is named).
Nelson had participated in a pie-eating contest this past summer while on vacation. “Why not bring this to Bread Furst?” she thought. She posed the question to Bread Furst owner Mark Furstenburg. He was game, and asked her to choose a charity to which he’d donate the $20 registration fee. The contest quickly maxed out at 12 children, and Reading Partners got a $240 donation.
The other winners? The kids, of course.
First place winner Gavin ate his mini apple pie in two minutes and twelve seconds. He won a $50 gift certificate from Politics and Prose and the opportunity to be assistant pastry chef for a day. In second and third place were Nina and Finn, who won a $30 and a $15 gift certificate from Politics and Prose. The three lined up for photos after their victory.
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