Photo by Broken Banjo

Decadent desserts will take their place alongside savory treats this Saturday, Jan. 26, as North County Pie Day returns for another afternoon of extremely tasteful fund-raising in Nehalem.

This upper-crust event offers guests the chance to bid on gourmet pies, lovingly crafted by local bakers. Leading the pie pack this year is Mike Ehlen with a hand-picked wild huckleberry pie. Other notable entries include a local lamb shepherd’s pie crafted by Julie Barker of Buttercup; a crab quiche from Bread and Ocean; skillet cookie pie from Kendra’s River Inn; a venison mince meat pie by Marie Scovell; and Carol Peterson’s “mile high” lemon meringue pie.

The pies will be described in loving detail by guest auctioneer Susan Tone, and Liz Cole will add further literary flair with a recitation of “Ode to Pie.”

To top off the afternoon, guests will be able to eat as much pie as they like (until it’s all gone) in the wonderful pie feast that follows the auction.

This year’s North County Pie Day will be held from 2:30 to 5 pm at White Clover Grange, located at 36585 Hwy. 53, about two miles east of Highway 101.

Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for kids aged 12 and under, with proceeds benefiting White Clover Grange and Food Roots

For more information or to volunteer, contact Joel Caris at joel.caris@foodrootsnw.org or 503-705-7100.

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