Shelburne Orchards owner Nick Cowles announced the winners of the 11th annual Pie Fest in the following categories: First Place “Apple of My Eye Pie” was awarded to Lisa Patnode, “Best Appearance” also went to Lisa Patnode, “Best Crust” was given to Andy Montroll, and “Best Filling” went to Rachel Winer. “This is Lisa’s second time winning first place,” explained Cowles. “That’s pretty cool since we have different judges every year,” he concluded.
Over 200 registered racers turned out for Racevermont.com’s Cider House Run/Walk also held at Shelburne Orchards. The crisp temperatures and sunny blue skies aided speedy runners and walkers on the hilly course through the orchard. Runners ages five to 64 participated in the fun run. The children of Shelburne did well with Katie Pell, age 13, being the overall winner for the 2-mile run with a time of 13:36.8. Aaron Wise, 15, was fourth overall with a time of 14:20.6. Sisters Ellie and Emma Rimerez placed in the top 10 as well. Sam Noel, age 12, placed ninth overall in the 4-mile race with a time of 26:39.6. Charlotte children also fared well with Katherine Krahl, age 10, placing 18th in her age group and Phebe Hardy, age eight, placing 14th. For official race results visit www.racevermont.com.