Pie Contest at the Lafayette County Fair

Another successful Lafayette County Fair has come and gone!!! On Friday, July 15th the Live Well Lafayette Coalition put on a fun afternoon for Senior Day in a new location under the white tent next to the Rabbit and Poultry Barn. The afternoon included a Pie Making/Baking Contest followed by samples ala mode (served with ice cream), along with music, and awards given to the oldest man and oldest woman present.

There were 13 delicious pies entered in the contest; 5 apple, 2 pecan, 2 peach, 1 coconut custard, 1 Snicker, 1 raisin, and 1 cherry. Each pie was judged on five categories. Congratulations to the winners in each category as follows:

Pie 1  

Overall Winner- Dutch Apple Pie by Mary Shippy

Pie 7

Presentation Winner- Peach Pie by Pat McNeely

Pie 13

Taste Winner- Cherry Pie by Mary Everson

Pie 2

Creative Winner-Easy Skillet Apple Pie by Judy Andrews

Pie 4

Memorable Winner- Pecan Pie by Pamela Gould

We would like to extend a huge Thank You to our judges: Bryant Gill, Jim Poss, Larry Ludlum, Duane Jorgenson, Carol Korn, Pam Brookens, and Whitney Thompson.

Jerry and Jolante Olson donated pens in memory of Bill Moody to recognize the Oldest Man and Woman in attendance that day. 92 year old LaVerne Seffrood was recognized having been six months older than Merville Hillary and 91 year old Vivian Allendorf was recognized having been just 4 days older than Violet Gertsch!


Here are the judges ready to get to work! (L-R) Jim Poss, Larry Ludlum, Duane Jorgenson, Bryant Gill, Pam Brookens, Whitney Thompson, and Carol Korn.


Here are the judges scoring all the pies on presentation before they are cut.


All of the pies entered in the contest! Thank you to all of the participants this year!!

The Live Well Lafayette Coalition is made up of the following organizations: Lafayette County Health Department, ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin, Southwest Behavioral Services, Darlington Community Health Center, Lafayette County Memorial Hospital, Lafayette County Manor, Sienna Crest, St. Croix Hospice, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance, and SUN Program.