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PUMPKIN ‘PRIDE’ IN PUNXSUTAWNEY

October 14, 2012

(Photo by Zak Lantz/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

The Oktober Fest Pumpkin Pie Contest, organized by PRIDE, was a delicious addition to the downtown Saturday.

Winners of the contest posed for a photo afterward with the judges.

Pictured are (from left): judge Matt Struss, representing Miller Brothers Furniture; judge Martha Jo Rupert, representing the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts; Casey Dyson, second-place winner; Nikki Sardon; third-place winner; and Howard Beezer, current Punxsutawney Man of the Year, representing the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.

Missing from the photo is Elizabeth Lane, whose traditional pie with a brown sugar meringue and gingersnap crust earned her first place.

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