Delaware Co. Pork Producers Hosting Annual Pie Contest

The Delaware County Pork Producers will host their annual spring fundraiser tonight.

The “Bake It With Lard” Pie Baking Contest and Auction brings in dozens of pies – and lots of dollars – each year.

Pork Producer Shirley Helmrichs says they’re expecting another big turnout this year.

Anyone – of any age – can enter pies in tonight’s contest. Those pies need to be dropped off at the Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion between 5 and 6:30 pm.

The pies will be auctioned off after dinner – and Helmrichs says those top place finishers can bring in hundreds of dollars each.

A portion of this year’s pie auction proceeds will help with renovations for the Delaware County Fairgrounds’ swine building.

Little royalty will also be crowned tonight, with contestants including Josie Hillers, Vera Loecke and Wyatt Mullis.

And everyone is welcome to stop out for a pork dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are twelve dollars for adults and six dollars for kids, with tickets available at the door.