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Tucson Food Fun: Cinco de Pie-O, Pie Party 2013

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Pie Party Tucson

While there are more than enough Cinco de Mayo events around town, here’s the one and only Cinco de Pie-O.

Pie Party time — it only happens once a year and the grassroots event brings people together to build community, raise money for a charity, and eat pie… lots of pie.

Here are the delicious facts:

–Make a pie! Pies should be dropped off in advance from noon -1 pm at the Whistle Stop Depot (127 W 5th St) on May 5.

–To get free entry, you must drop off your pie between noon -1 pm. If this doesn’t work, contact the organizers who can make arrangements for earlier that day, or if necessary, on Saturday.

–All pie bakers help select the winning nonprofit organization for the event proceeds. One vote per pie. The potential recipients include Dunbar/Spring neighborhood, Northern Jaguar Project, Nuclear Resister, and Tucson CARES (Companion Animal Rescue, Education, and Support).

–One pie gains free entry for one person. If you make a pie with friends or family, then double your recipe and make one per person.  First-time pie bakers and youthful pie bakers are welcome! You can bring more than one pie too. No store-bought pies, please!

–Kids under 5 get in free; kids under 12 are half price admission ($6). Everyone else is $12 (if you don’t bring a pie) for all you can eat while the pies last.

The pie party is this Sunday, May 5 from 3-7 p.m. (or until the last bite). It’s happening at the Whistle Stop Depot, 127 W 5th St, in the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood.

–A few more volunteers are needed, contact if interested.

–Enter the raffle for a door prize — an awesome one-of-a-kind ceramic pie dish handcrafted by local artist Troy Neiman.

–Visit the website for more details or get a bite of inspiration from last year’s pie bakers.

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