Food on Friday: Bake a pie for the Fourth of July — and see how you fare at the VillageFest Pie Contest!

By Julia Westhoff

The 4th of July is right around the corner and I can’t wait. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Independence Day, and if I were to design my perfect party, it would look a lot like VillageFest. Not to sound super cheesy, but it’s pretty much everything I love about life, America, and Prairie Village. I was already looking forward to this year’s celebration (the forecast calls for an agreeable 82 degrees), when I received a gift sent straight from the heavens above: an invitation to judge VillageFest’s first and hopefully annual Pie Baking Contest.

Let me ask you something, Prairie Villagers and non-Prairie Villagers (you need not be a resident to enter):

Are you a patriot?
Would you like to leave a positive legacy?
Do you enjoy making people happy?

If the answer to any of those questions is anything other than no, you must immediately register your intent to bake a delicious pie here. Don’t wait another minute! REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE TODAY!

Good luck and good pie… CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL COOK UP!