Pie Baking Contest
Pies, Pies, Pies!
What is Art on the Avenue without the Pie Baking Contest? It’s a festival favorite! The pies will be on display starting at noon across from the Festival Store (between Del Ray and Oxford Avenues). Judging begins at 12:15 pm and sales will kick off around 1 pm with slices available for $4 each. Prizes will be awarded in three divisions – youth (17 and under), amateur and NEW this year, professional bakers! See if your culinary skills are prize-worthy, or just come out and buy a slice for a great cause.
Meet the judges!
- Bobi Bomar of Homes of Alexandria, Del Ray resident, realtor and long-time Pie Contest Sponsor
- Dana Lawhorne Alexandria’s Sheriff and esteemed Art on the Avenue pie judge
- “Heart of Del Ray” award winner Serdar Basegmez of the Greener Cleaner at 2210 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Together We Bake is an empowerment-based job training program for women in need of a second chance. The program is centered around a micro baking business in Alexandria making Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cinnamon Pecan Granola available online, at the Alexandria Whole Foods and the Del Ray Farmers’ Market.
The Together We Bake personal development curriculum helps participants gain self-awareness and self-esteem and encourages responsibility and accountability. These transferable “soft” skills, developing communication and decision making skills, help them sustain employment. The women are not limited to food service, but rather may find employment where their interests and passion takes them.
Learn more at www.togetherwebake.org
Our “Pie Partner”
Again this year the Pie Baking Contest is sponsored by Bobi Bomar’s Homes of Alexandria. She is a Del Ray real estate expert, resident & community philanthropist. Talk to agents who understand you are as unique as Del Ray. Bobi and her team bring you:
- unmatched neighborhood insights
- intellectual capital multiplied by old-fashioned work ethic
- advanced negotiation expertise for your best outcome
Thinking of buying or selling? Think Homes of Alexandria — Del Ray Real Estate Done Right! Contact them today. www.homesofalexandria.com
So plan to enter the contest and start working on your recipe now! You could win prizes plus neighborhood bragging rights!