Portola Valley holds town picnic June 6 at new Town Center

A pie bake-off is one of the highlights

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The town picnic on Saturday, June 6, in Portola Valley includes the Zot's to Tot's 2.2-mile run, a car show, carnival games sponsored by the Cub Scouts, picnic food sponsored by the Boy Scouts, and some pie eating (for the select few).

The pie bake-off contest, the second annual, will feature pies from bakers of all ages, according to a flier prepared by the Community Events and the Parks and Recreation committees.

Judging pie quality will be the responsibility of Mayor Ann Wengert; Mark Goodman-Morris, the head pastor of Valley Presbyterian Church; Chris Bradley, the director of tennis at the Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club; and three local restaurateurs: Park Side Grille owner Bill Petkopoulos, Konditorei owner Patty Cullen, and Buck's of Woodside owner Jamis MacNiven.

Registration for the run opens at 9:15 a.m. at the Alpine Inn (formerly Rossotti's) at 3915 Alpine Road. The run starts from there at 10:15 a.m. and ends 2.2 miles later at the Portola Town Center at 765 Portola Road. The $10 entry fee includes a T-shirt, a race bib and a ribbon.

Race participants of all ages are free to run, walk, bike or scooter to the finish line, and are encouraged to bring water in a bottle that is not harmful to the environment when disposed of.

Corte Madera Middle School students Jacyn Schmidt and Natasha Badger designed the winning race T-shirt in a design competition organized by the school's art teacher, Brigid Corboy.

The picnic itself begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Town Center, 765 Portola Road, and ends at 2:30 p.m. There will be rock music by the Highly Strung Band. Kids activities include a slide, a jumping room, a climbing wall and a dunk tank, plus snacks such as snow cones and cotton candy.

The car show will set up in the parking lot in front of the Historic Schoolhouse. Among those invited to show off and talk about their vehicles are owners of vintage race cars, hot rods, motorcycles and exotics.

To raise funds for the town library, the Friends of the Portola Valley Library will be selling juice and "gently used" books. The town's many volunteer committees will be advertising their current and future activities.


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Posted by Angela Hey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Jun 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Here's a link to my almond and raspberry pie recipe that several people asked me for after the Pie Contest
Web Link.

It was a traditional English Bakewell Tart in which the jam was augmented by adding raspberries.

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