The Lambert Grange will once again sponsor the annual "I Love Pie Contest" this Friday in conjunction with the 17th annual Chili Cook-off at Paonia Town Park. Bakers are invited to enter their best harvest, best cream, best double crust fruit, best gluten and dairy free, and best decorative pie categories. Bakers can enter in only one category, but may enter as many pies as they want.
Pies should be delivered for judging by 4 p.m. Friday. Judging happens at 5 p.m. After the winners have been announced, pie will be available by the slice. Proceeds benefit the Lambert Junior Grange and the Hotchkiss/Paonia high school speech club.