A delicious selection of pies raised about $1,400 for charities in Sylvan Lake during the 1913 Days Charity Pie Auction sponsored by Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association’s Family Education Support Saturday afternoon.
“I was blown away,” said Giselle Campbell, about the success of the event. Businesses donated 31 pies which were then auctioned by Gena Marie Williamson. The first pie went for $125.
“We had awesome support from the business community and tons of different people hanging out to buy pies,” Campbell said. She estimated there were over 75 people when the auction got underway.
The highest selling pie was donated by Bayview Cafe. It first sold for $360 then it was returned to the organization and sold a second time raising another $125 for a total of $485.
Each business that donated a pie listed its ‘community charity’ and the donor of the highest selling pie won half the event’s total proceeds for that charity. Bayview Cafe chose Sylvan Lake Watershed Stewardship Society as its charity.
“We’re definitely going to do this again next year,” said Campbell. Because it’s the 100th anniversary of the town, they’re planning to add a pie eating contest.