C’ville Pie Fest October 3 at The Haven

Good cause, good pie. ‘Nuff said.

C’ville Pie Fest

A celebration for a community that likes its pie.

WHAT: The 2010 C’ville Pie Fest is free, public event of entertainment, pie tasting and pie competition.  Pies must be registered by Thursday, September 30 to be entered into competition. Pies will be judged in five categories; fruit, nut, cream, savory or other.

The pie competition will be led by head judge and one of the founders of Pie Fest, Brian Geiger, The Food Geek. Celebrity pie judges include Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris, Jenée Libby of Edible C’ville, Amy Eastlack of Suzy Said C’ville, Caroline Emerson of the Thomas Jefferson Area United Way and Mollie Bryan, author of Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies. Bakers will be competing for bragging rights.

Pie “tastings” – single-servings will be available for $1 apiece; proceeds from these and a pie raffle 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: Sunday, October 3, 2010 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Competitors must register pies no later than Thursday, September 30, 2010.

Registered pies must be dropped off at The Haven between 9 a.m. and 11a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010.

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 the 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 by 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 – 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 “guests” for 1-2 weeks at a time – 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.

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