Press release from new Pie Party organizers:
Ian Fritz and Turtle Southern, co-founders of the Pie Party, have passed the torch on to the Food Conspiracy Co-op along with pie party devotees’ email addresses.
Though previous Pie Parties have taken the form pie contest, this year’s event will be a pie potluck. Anyone can submit a pie to the Pie Party. Just drop off your pie (or pies) at the Mercado between 1-2 p.m. Bakers’ entry forms will be entered into a raffle and two winners will receive a $50 gift card to the Food Conspiracy Co-op.
Entry forms are available online or when you drop off your pie.This year’s Pie Party proceeds will benefit two local nonprofits. Pie Party attendees will vote to choose which nonprofit will receive the proceeds from the evening. For each slice of pie attendees buy they will get one vote. Slices of pie will cost $3, or $5 for two slices.Eligible nonprofits include El Grupo Youth Cycling, Ironwood Tree Experience, The Happy Organization, Native American Advancement Foundation, Tucson Village Farm, and the Farm Education Resource Network.We hope that you continue to enjoy what co-founder Turtle calls Tucson’s most tastiest and memorable fundraisers for years to come!