The Press Newspaper
Pie & chili contest winners
There were 11 entrants in the chili cook-off and 18 entrants and 26 pies entered in the pie contests.
Chili cook-off winners included:
Pie contest winners included:
Organizers thanked judges who participated in both events, along with volunteers and entrants.
The proceeds from both contests, which totaled $580.25, were donated to the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk 2009.
Winners included Theresa Maggi, first-place winner for her Mile High Caramel Apple Pie; Lou Parmer, second-place; and Anita O’Connor and Carolyn Molter, who tied for third place. Seven-year-old Lexi Krotzer earned honorable mention.
Among vendors planned are Balbianello, Inc., Global Girls Gifts, Indo-Chic Imports, Just Girls, Liza Byrd Boutique, MIJA Jewelry and more.
Admission is $5 Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Luncheon is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.
In addition, Girls’ Night Out will be held Oct. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes entry and hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar.
This is the 23rd year that the CGC has held its Trunk Show. Proceeds from the event have funded various projects including W.W. Knight trails and the Nature Center Educational Lab; Hospice of NW Ohio and Perrysburg Heights Community Center landscaping. The Country Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of America.
In addition to traveling and competing, CSE members take great pride in getting involved with their community. “So many times our cheerleaders are out asking the community to support them, we think it is very important to be giving back,” said owner/head coach Brooke Whitner, adding that the teams will be participating in several community service projects throughout the year.
Recently, the youths participated in a scavenger hunt, pairing up with a local food bank operating at Main Street Church in Walbridge. The cheerleaders split into three teams – red, white and blue, and walked around neighboring communities collecting donated items. The teams competed against each other to see who could collect the most items.
“In the end they were all winners – they were able to collect a total of 1,836 items,” Whitner said. “The cheerleaders were very proud to be able to do something good for others and were very happy with their success.
They are in the process of planning their next project, and they are very excited to see how they can make a difference once again.”