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Pie Eating Championship

Bringing Another National Championship to Alabama

Milos Famous Tea presents: The Birmingham Salvation Army National Pro/Am Pie Eating Championship, May 12, 2012, 11:30am-3:30pm.

On May 12th, we are planning a fund-raiser that will raise awareness and money to help thousands of people in our community. We will be kicking off National Salvation Army week with the first ever National Pecan Pie Eating Championship at Railroad Park (1800 1st Ave. South) in Birmingham. There will be spots for amateurs to compete against  Eric “Silo” Dahl who is the #1 Ranked Professional Eater as ranked by All Pro Eating, and it will establish a National Record for pecan pie eating. Kids 10 and under will get in free to enjoy our kid zone, complete with a dunking booth, bouncy houses and many other family fun activities. There will also be a children’s pie eating competition with a chance for one lucky boy or girl to win a prize. We also look forward to honoring and celebrating Mothers and the 50th anniversary of our Women’s Auxiliary. Gates open at 11:30am, the Pie Eating Championship is at 2:00pm. Show up early to get a good spot and enjoy the days festivities leading up to the contest. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army. Without our sponsors this event would not  happen, so thank you to Milo’s Tea, Hanna Steel, Golden Flake, Bud’s Best Cookies, White Flowers Gallery, Niki’s West, Bloom, Martin Flowers and Kassouf & Company for their support.

Tickets at the gate:  $7   (Ages 10 & Under get in FREE)

Meal:  $7     (BBQ sandwich from Jim ‘N Nicks, Golden Flake chips, Bud’s Best cookies & a 12 oz. Milo’s Tea)

T-shirts:  $12  (Pro and amateur competitors will be available after competition to sign these)

We will need a lot of volunteers for this event. Click here to sign up. Duties will include set/break down, food distribution and much more.

To compete in the Pie Eating Championship for a chance at $500: We have 9 sponsored seats available. If you would like to compete against the #1 ranked eater and a chance at prize money, and your name in the record books, email us at: birminghamsalvationarmy@gmail.com. First 9 to sign up are in.

                                        Schedule of Events

12:00     Pie Walk for Adults only (Like musical chairs-winner gets a Pecan Pie)

12:30      Teen Dance Contest- Ages 12-17   (Wii Dance Party- 2 rounds, highest score wins the prize)

                Drawing #1 for Mother’s Prize

1:00         Kids Pie Eating Contest  (Ages 6-14 will compete, 1 piece of pie, hands behind the back, first to finish wins a prize)

1:30         Pie Walk #2

                Drawing #2 for Mother’s Prize and Father Prize

2:00       Main Event:   Pie Eating Championship

3:00         Pie Walk #3

                 Drawing #3 for Mother’s Prize

To learn more about All Pro Eaters click here

To learn more about Eric “Silo” Dahl click here  and click here

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:  The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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