At Market of Choice in Ashland, the store held its first ever pie eating contest to celebrate the holiday and let people enjoy a little fun. For its first time, twelve people were able to participate and gorge on an apple pie donated by the Willamette Valley Pie Company.
While there was a prize of $100 for the winner to use at the store, the main goal was for everyone to have some fun.
“I woke up this morning and my dad was like there’s a pie eating contest,” said Jasmine Wallin, a young resident from Ashland.
The store also held a barbeque throughout the day and sold root beer floats. Money from that will then be donated to the Southern Oregon Humane Society.
Organizers for the contest hope this is the start of a tradition for the store for Fourth of July’s to come.
Congratulation to Kevin Nevinger, 18, winner of the first ever Market of Choice Pie Eating Contest! He’ll be heading to #SOU next year for college! He also will receive a $100 gift certificate to the store! Happy #FourthofJuly2019 pic.twitter.com/IQJwnpsePX— Miles Furuichi (@milesfuruichi) July 4, 2019
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