EDMOND—Members from Edmond, Oklahoma, gathered at the John Amos Field House for the congregation’s annual Labor Day picnic and pie contest on September 3, an event attended by two baby goats and more than 200 people.
Judges tasted 11 pies baked by youths and 15 pies made by adults while families and singles shared a pot-luck meal. Pie bakers won prizes in categories for appearance and for taste.
Volunteers from the local Philadelphia Club set up activities that included horseshoes, a bean bag toss, a bounce house, card games, and others.
The baby goats were a popular attraction. Herbert W. Armstrong College senior David Michels, who was sporting lederhosen from his native Germany, held one of the animals, saying that it “came with the outfit.”
Preaching Elder Ryan Malone told a group of college students, “I love this event. It is the one purely Edmond congregational event. … [It] gives us a family feel that no other headquarters event gives us.”
Pie Contest Winners
Best-Looking Pie (Youth)
Winners: Aaron and Tori
Best-Looking Pie (Adult)
Winner: Sharon Rouzer
Honorable Mention: Olivia Culpepper
Best-Tasting Pie (Youth)
1st Place: Jaden
2nd Place: Ryan
Best-Tasting Pie (Adult)
1st Place: Corinne Eagle
2nd Place: Jessie Beezley
3rd Place: Sharon Rouzer