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Some pickin’ with some pie: Weather holds as Campbell Park fills with pie, music lovers

Modified: Friday, Aug 20th, 2010

The James River Bluegrass Band provided the entertainment at Campbell Park Thursday. From left are Todd Goehring, Mark Rounds, Denis Mahowald, and Steve Besch. In the next photo, Joanna Olsen of Huron, center, won the pie baking contest held with the Campbell Park Pie in the Park Thursday night. Also shown are Deannie LeRoux, front right, chairman of the contest and Fair City Sertoma Club member; Pat Mitchell, Huron, front left, second; Miriam Tschetter, Hitchcock, fifth, back right and Betty LaFee, Huron, fourth. Not pictured is Joy Erdman, Huron, third. Next is a partial view of the hundreds of people who attended the final summer program in Campbell Park Thursday night. And next, the three judges of the pie baking contest begin the judging of the 24 pies that were entered in the contest Thursday. From left are Bev Erdahl, Jan Cederquist and Linda Cameron. PHOTOS BY ROGER KASA/PLAINSMAN

Joanna Olsen of Huron joined other members in her family to win the pie baking contest Thursday.

The 25th annual pie baking contest was held in conjunction with the final family night program in Campbell Park.

Placing second was Pat Mitchell of Huron with Joy Erdman of Huron placing third.

Fourth place went to Betty LaFee of Huron and Miriam Tschetter of Hitchcock was fifth.

Olsen baked an apple pie to win the contest. A total of 24 pies were entered.

Mitchell entered a caramel almond pie and Erdman’s entry was an apple pie.

LaFee baked a peaches and cream pie and Tschetter entered a raisin nut pie.

The first place winner received $100 in Huron bucks, while the second place contestant got a subscription to the Plainsman.

Third place was worth $50 in Huron bucks. The fourth and fifth place winners each received fund-raising tickets from Fair City Sertoma.

Judges for the event were Jan Cederquist, Linda Cameron, and Bev Erdahl.

Deannie LeRoux, contest chairman, said she received a pie from a Pierre man.

She said he called last week, baked the pie and drove it to Huron Thursday in time for the judging.

When the winners were announced, Olsen said she was surprised that she won. At least two other family members have won in the past.

Mitchell said this was the first year she entered the contest.

Was she surprised? “Yes,” was her response.

LaFee said this was the first time she has won after entering for several years.

Tschetter has been a winner four times over the years.

The James River Bluegrass Band provided the entertainment for the night. The band members are Todd Goehring, Mark Rounds, Denis Mahowald and Steve Besch. Goehring, who plays the fiddle, is a 15-time state champion.

The pie baking contest ended the 24th annual family night programs held over 12 weeks in Campbell Park. Committee members are Joanne Thurnbeck, Janna Cobb, Kaye Haug, Barb Valer, Deannie LeRoux, Mike Whitney, Lisa Wolf, Beth Neitzert, Linda Schwartz and Roger Kasa.

The pie baking contest was sponsored by Fair City Sertoma Club, the Plainsman, YWCA and the Campbell Park Committee. The entire evening was sponsored by Fair City Sertoma Club, the Plainsman, YWCA, Wells Fargo Bank, Coborn’s, Fair City Foods, Huron Parks and Recreation Department and the Campbell Park Committee.

For the complete article see the 08-20-2010 issue.

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