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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Câ€™ville Pie Fest
A celebration for a community that likes its pie.
WHAT: The 2011 Câ€™ville Pie Fest is free, public event of pie auctions, pie judging and a pie baking competition.Â Pies must be registered byÂ Wednesday, October 19 to be entered into competition. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter the judged pie competition.
New to the 2011 Pie Fest is a live competition. The top pie makers will compete live at the Pie Fest to determine who can make the best pie. Also new to Pie Fest is the addition of a â€œproâ€ category. Restaurants and bakeries are encouraged to enter as a business, rather than as an individual baker, providing the business with the opportunity to market itself through the event.
The pie competition will be led by head judge and one of the founders of Pie Fest, Brian Geiger,Â The Food Geek.
Proceeds from the sale of donated commercial pies via auction will support People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) an interfaith collaboration of congregations and community partners providing winter shelter for the homeless of Charlottesville.
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 2011 1:00 p.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m.
Competitors must register pies on http://cvillepiefest.com/ no later than Wednesday, October 19, 2011.
Registered pies must be dropped off at The Haven between 10 a.m. and 11a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011
WHERE: The Haven at First and Market, 112 West Market Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902
About The Haven
The Haven at First & Market is housed in a beautifully renovated church on theÂ corner of First Street and Market Street, across from Lee Park, one block from the downtown site of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library and around the corner from the Downtown Mall. This building is a gift to the community byÂ Tom Shadyac, who purchased and renovated the building to create a safe place for the homeless to get services.
PACEM is a community homeless shelter â€“ a grassroots organization using available spaces and volunteers to provide shelter and compassionate support for the homeless in our city. Through PACEM, Charlottesville area congregations of many faiths welcome homeless â€œguestsâ€ for 1-2 weeks at a time â€“ offering a safe, warm and welcoming place to sleep for neighbors who would otherwise be out on the streets. All donations to PACEM are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.