Come Join the Community to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the WIC Pie Social with Yummy Pies, Contests, Auction and Raffle
1991 WIC Pie Social

The Wimberley Institute of Cultures (WIC) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Wimberley's Pie Social on April 11, 2009. The pie social is a southern tradition in which everyone in a small town gets together outside in the spring, listens to music and shares their best home-made pies.

"Nothing says 'Wimberley' more than the Pie Social," said Linda Young, co-chair with Sandra Gregg of the event. The Wimberley Institute of Cultures organized the first event in 1990. Everyone in town is invited, and this year the Pie Social will be bigger than ever and even more family-oriented with new activities designed for children. Among those are a pie walk, pie-eating contest and a petting zoo.

Grown ups can buy slices of homemade pies donated by WIC members and enjoy the western songs of local musician Jill Jones and Three Hands High. Jones was lead singer with the Hays Country Gals who performed at the Kennedy Center and toured across the country.

Because this year's event is larger than before, Young says WIC will need more pies. "We sell whole pies as well as slices of pies, and last year we ran out of both," Gregg says. WIC members are urged to bring a pie to judge and a pie to sell.

Judge Liz Sumter (right) was winner of last year's pie contest
The pie-judging contest for adults has six categories: apple, fruit, nut, cream, sugar free and chocolate. There are also special categories for children. Entries are judged for appearance, taste and quality. Awards are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category as well as for overall best pie of the year.

Last year County Judge Liz Sumter won "Overall Best Pie" as well as a ribbon in each category.

In addition to pies and pie slices, hot dogs, drinks, and snow cones will be available. Non-edible goodies include handmade items and springtime herbs for the garden.

Admission tickets can be purchased for one dollar. Additional tickets can be purchased for slices of pie ($3), hot dogs ($3) and drinks ($1). The event highlights include an auction of the grand prize pie as well as the first place winners in each category. To enter bring your pie and entry form to the Wimberley Winters House by 10a.m. for judging.

Entry forms for entering a pie in the contest are available at the Wimberley Visitors Center, at the Wimberley Library, or can be downloaded from the WIC website.

All proceeds will benefit WIC's historic preservation and educational projects. Co-Chairperson Sandra Gregg urges the entire community to attend and have great fun.


Ticket Sales: Mitzi Stevenson, M.J. Puckett
Publicity: Jay Strickler, Gary Harlow
Logistics: Pete Anderson, Tinka Eoff
Pie Committee: Rita Anderson, Sue Ann Isles, Wally Ziegler, Kay Henderson
Hot Dogs: Gary Brim, Kathy Gamel
Kid's Activities: Barbara Reitz
Grounds: Curt Busk
Auction: Ian & Norma Green
Raffle: Melinda Gumbert