Bev Wood’s Raspberry-Rhubarb entry was selected as the Featured Pie for 2012 and Bev was given the honor of Featured Pie Maker. This honor is bestowed on members based on their reputation of being excellent in preserving the art of baking homemade pies, and of having been involved in many civic and volunteer efforts throughout the community, including having baked and donated many pies for PIPS Katy Days sales.
The members of PIPS (Parsons Invitational Pie Makers Society) did it again and deserve a big hand for an outstanding one-day pie sale at the 2013 Katy Days celebration. We continue to match previous records as 194 delicious homemade pies of over 30 varieties were sold. These homemade pies were donated by 82 dedicated bakers that included 7 gentlemen.
There was no single featured pie for 2013 as the following pies were designated as the “featured pies”. They were Apple Praline Pie, Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Luby’s German Chocolate Pie, Oatmeal Pie, Christmas Fruit Pie, Pineapple Crunch Pie, Layered Lemony Delight Pie.
Our thanks go out to the following ladies and gentlemen for their generosity and support of this community celebration of the history and birth of Parsons, Kansas.
PIE BAKERS were Carolyn Adams, Anne Allen, Misty Almond, Marge Alspaugh, Janea Anderson, Mary Lee Ashcraft, Alice Beachner, Joyce Bevan, Cheryl Bowen, Dorothy Box, Mary Catherine Brown, Joyce Burnett, Erlene Cares, Jackie Cobble, Sherri Coltrain, Charlie Coomes, Phylis Coomes, Jerry Cruz, Vera Curtis, Tracy Debald, Joan Dillon, Audrey Forbes, Jonna Gabbert, Peggy Gatewood, Peggy Gentry, Tracy Gilmore, Dan Goddard, Robin Goddard, Janice Hentzen, Dori Howerter, Mary Hughes, Phil Jack, Susan Jack, Helen Jones, Bali Jothi, Pat Journot, Carol Knox, Linda Johnson (Labette Health), Debbie LaForge, Lori LaForge, Karen Landrum, Anita Lawrence, Kay Lawrence, Naomi Long, Amy Manners, Phyllis F. Middleton, Pat Morton, MacClaire Okie, Delores McWilliams Opare, Lori Ray, Mary Reed, Diane Salyers, Barbara Schmid, Jackie Schmid, Kay Seller, Sally Shields, Karen Shipp, Juanita Shouse, Mildred Simon, Regina Sprague, George Stump, Linda Stump, Kat Thomas, Jody Thompson, Marge Troy, Jane Tucker, Verna VanCleave, Shirley Wall, Helen Weidert, Janelle Weidert, Peggy Weidert, Thelma Wertz, Marcia Williamson, Ginny (Bert) Wommack, Nancy Woodward, Bev Wood, Louise Yockey, Sophia Zetmeir, Wilma Zink, Ruthie Zollars, Sarai Zollars and Scotty Zollars.
We would also like to thank the following non-member workers who helped to set up, carry, cut and sell the pies during the holiday weekend to make the PIPS pie sales such a huge success.
PIE CARRIERS & HELPERS were Katie Martino, Janie Smith, Kellen Smith, Jerry Wertz, Pete Hughes, Andres Jarrett, Greg Jarrett, Maribeth Long, Joyce Austin, Sharon Wolgamott and Arlie Journot and “His Traveling Pie Shelves”.