If you love sweet potato pie, you need to head over to the Claude Moore Education Complex in Roanoke this Saturday evening for the second annual Sweet Potato Pie Contest to benefit the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture. The event is presented by the museum and the Roanoke Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Beginning at 6 p.m., chefs from around the Roanoke valley will judge pies submitted by local contestants. Tickets cost $10 per person and, if the contest is planned the same as it was last year, guests will be able to sample some of the pies.
Last year’s winners were: first place People’s Choice winner, Petunia Barlow; second place, Barbara James; third place, Nancy Wilson; judges’ choice winner, Shirley Buchanan. Buchanan shared her winning recipe last year on WDBJ7′s Weekend Diner. The video does not appear to be available anymore, but the recipe is still there.
This event is open to all ages. The Claude Moore facility is at 109 N. Henry Street, Roanoke, VA. For more information, contact Helen Dean at (540) 362-5169 .