There is only one thing that could be considered more American than jazz and baseball, that one thing is – pie.
Come to the Rio Grande campus on Nov. 21 for the reintroduced pie eating contest, for the first time in 3 years. The competition is also happening at the Transmountain campus on Nov. 16.
The sweet crusted covered pastry was first made by the Greeks and then spread throughout Europe thanks to the Romans, according to the American Pie Council, and yes, there is an actual council of pies.
Eventually, pies were brought to the U.S. where it quickly became a staple of American culture.
On Nov. 16 and Nov. 21 the Transmountain and Rio Grande campuses will take part in this American culture and host a pie-eating contest.
The Transmountain Campus will host their contest at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16 in the cafeteria.
Students who wish to participate may sign up in the campus life room over at room 1701.
The Rio Grande campus will host their pie-eating contest at 11 a.m. on Nov. 21 in the cafeteria as well. Students at the Rio Grande Campus can sign up in the campus life room B101.
Raul Hernandez, Rio Grande campus Life Representative, said that the pie eating contest is being revived after three years.
“We’ve brought it back,” Hernandez said. “And we are hoping to have six to ten participants. The pies will be large and the contestants will have to eat as much or as many as they can within five minutes.”
Hernandez said the pies will be pumpkin, and the winner of the pie eating contest will receive either movie tickets or a Thanksgiving dinner.
November has proven to be the most “American” month this year.
We ended the World Series this month, and we voted for our next president.
So, why not top it off with a pie eating contest?
For more information contact the Transmountain campus life at 831-5034; or the Rio Grande campus life at 831-4041.