6th Annual Eat Dessert First!

Soroptimist International of Hood River has taken up where the good folks at Shortt Supply have left off and is proud to bring back the popular Gorge-Grown Fruit Dessert Baking Contest, EAT DESSERT FIRST! this coming Saturday, September 27, 2008.

Once again, there will be three $500 prizes: Best Apple Pie, Best Pear Pie and Best Baked Fruit Dessert. The contest is limited to the first 100 (or so) desserts submitted for judging. (Hey, who are we to turn away a delicious pie?!) Contest entry forms and rules are available at Shortt Supply, the Hood River Library and Gorge area fruit stands. You can also print out and use the entry form at the top of this blog entry.

The event will be held at the same place as in the past, on the sidewalk in front of Shortt Supply at 12th and Belmont, and start at 10am and run until 1pm. Get there early to get your share of some tasty treats!

Community sponsors of this much-loved event include Soroptimist International of Hood River, Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers, Shortt Supply, Hood River Heights Business Association, Billy Sullivan’s Family/SimpleWorks, Providence Hood River, Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union, Your Rental Center.

Jamba Marimba and the Hood River Valley High School cheerleaders will provide entertainment during the judging period.

Proceeds from the $10 contest entry fees and pie and ice cream sales ($3 a plate) will support the good work of Helping Hands Against Violence and promote our delicious Columbia Gorge fruit and its growers.

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