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Bakers wanted for contest

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

MOUNT MORRIS – Registration is open until July 1 for Pinecrest Community’s third annual pie baking contest and auction to be from 2 to 4 p.m. July 5 at Pinecrest Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Drive.

Participants bake two identical pies. Pies requiring refrigeration are not eligible. Visit or call Amy at 815-734-4103 for registration forms within rules.

Entrants will have a chance to win one of several cash prizes in the adult or child categories. Adults, 18 and older, can win $500 for first place, $200 for second, and $100 for third. Children 17 and younger can win $100 for first, $75 for second, and $25 for third. Chris Miller of Sierra Vista, Arizona, donated the prize money.

Winners will be announced at 2 p.m., and slices of pie will be sold for $3 per slice. A live pie auction will be at 3 p.m., and a new feature this year will be a basket auction.

All proceeds will benefit the Good Samaritan Fund, which helps cover the cost of care for residents who have outlived their financial resources.

For more information or to donate, contact Amy at or call.

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