Thursday, October 21, 2010

Stake Pioneer Picnic 2010

Alexis stirring, stirring...

Katie sprinkling her crumb topping.

Kitty Cat Katie.

Alexis' Scotch-A-Roos.

Katie's caramel apple crisp.

Peach Parfait Pie. Third contest this has won over the years!

"Pioneer children sang as they walked, and walked, and walked..."

Each year at the end of July our stake gets together for a picnic and games. It is always the weekend of the anniversary that the Mormon pioneers came to the West. We have lunch, a small parade, softball games and time to visit with people we don't get to see as often in other wards. The last few years they have had an old-fashioned Church Picnic complete with judging needlework, crafts, canned and baked goods. They have an adult and a children's category. The girls and I decided to each make one thing for the judges. Alexis made Scotch-A-Roos (a magical, local favorite of her brothers' sports teams and our family), Katie made a caramel apple crisp (was just going to be a regular apple crisp, but Auntie Lynne told her to add Mrs. Richardson's caramel on top for that added "zip!") and I made my mother, Monica's, famous peach parfait pie. Alexis also entered a quilt she made and a few oil painting she did. Needless to say the Troys did well! Alexis got 1st place for the cookies and one of her paintings, Katie took 2nd for the crisp and I got the grand prize in adults for Mom's pie. The girls participated in the kids' parade and had their faces painted and the boys entered the seed spitting contest. Fun day!

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