The 2017 Saline Community Fair Pie Baking contest winner is none other than this tall bearded man, Al Hodge. Yep, you heard that right, a man baked the best pie this year. It was a tart cherry pie made from cherries from Fisk Cherry Orchard in the Traverse City area. There were only 6 contestants this year, please consider entering your Pie next year. But I did get to try Al's Pie and it was "the best I ever had". As the prize Al Hodge is receiving a $75.00 award and a ribbon to prove it was not just a great dream.
Congratulations Al, you make this fellow Rotarian very proud to know you. The twin to this pie will be auctioned off at 6:30 tonight at the Fair. Bid high and bid often.