What does this have to do with Charlottesville real estate? Nothing at all, other than to highlight something that I think is really quite cool, and representative of the people and community we have here in Charlottesville.
What started on Twitter led to dozens of people crammed into the Mudhouse on the Downtown Mall â€¦ talking, laughing, having a good time â€¦ all due to pie.
What’s a Pie Down? Other than a community and Twitter-driven opportunity to get together and eat pie, it’s an example of social media being just that – social – as well as good for the Charlottesville and Crozet communities.
And one of the beautiful things about this? We’re not alone (and I’d love to see more examples from around the country) – One example – the Austin Cupcake Smackdown. There’s nothing wrong with examples of people doing good for no reason other than just that – doing good.
Take a look at the photos to the right from the original Charlottesville Pie Down –
Before you go to the Crozet Music Festival, stop by the Pie Fest!
C’VILLE PIE FEST AT THE CROZET MUDHOUSE
Celebration of pie and community will benefit PACEM
WHAT: The first-ever C’ville Pie Fest, a celebration of pie and community, will present a multiple-baker pie competition, musical entertainment from The Honey Dewdrops and a silent pie auction to benefit PACEM, the area’s winter homeless shelter.
WHO: Judges for the pie competition include Charlottesville notables:
§ Coy Barefoot, director of communications for the Sorenson Institute; bestselling author and host and producer of WINA’s “Charlottesville Right Now.”
§ Mollie Cox Bryan, essayist, columnist, freelance writer, and bestselling author of Mrs Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies.
§ Amy Eastlack, managing editor of SuzySaidCharlottesville.
§ Brian Geiger, The Food Geek, food science writer for Fine Cooking Magazine, and the current “Best Pie Maker” in Charlottesville.
§ Barbara Hutchinson, executive director of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.
§ Elizabeth McCullough, member of the Board of Directors at Writerhouse.
§ Delegate David Toscano, delegate for the 57th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
§ Brian Wheeler, director of Charlottesville Tomorrow and chairman of the Albemarle County School Board.
This event is free and open to the public.
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2009
12 noon – 2pm
5793 The Square
Crozet, VA 22932