Downtown Greensburg businesses will be giving away pie samples and posting scarecrow contest entries

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Oct. 15—Visitors to Greensburg can enjoy a treat as they browse downtown shops during an inaugural Harvest Pie Walk hosted by the Greensburg Business and Professional Association.

“We look forward to a fun event,” said association president Amy Beeghly. “People can walk their pie around as they walk around town.”

Nearly a dozen downtown businesses will serve samples of pies provided by neighborhood bakers from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

October 20. Only 100 tickets are sold for the event, at $15 each. They can be purchased in advance at the shop

GreensburgPA.com or in person at any participating location.

“We thought we’d give this event a try,” Beeghly said, noting that it had the dual purpose of bringing people to the downtown business district while supporting local bakers.

Along with providing samples, she said, “They’ll be taking orders for pies and some of them will be selling other baked goods.”

McFeeley’s Gourmet Chocolate will offer apple pie samples while Yumzio Bistro will offer pumpkin and peanut butter pies. Appetizer-style mini apple or pumpkin pies will be provided by Sharon’s Cookies.

Other participating bakers include Market Street Pastries, Peinetti’s Bakery, Sand Hill Berries, Sweet Finley’s Cookies and Tyler’s Bakery.

Companies participating in the event include Artisans of Hands and Heart, Beeghly & Co. Jewelers, Crossroads Boutique and Cattiva, Lapels, A Fine Men’s Clothier, The Lighting Gallery, Mancuso’s, McFeely’s Gourmet Chocolate, Penelope’s Gifts and More, Custom Colors, Petagogy and shepherd’s keeper.

Scarecrow votes help nonprofits

Companies also display scarecrows entered in a competition organized by local organizations. Voting for a favorite scarecrow is underway and will continue until October 22.

Each vote for a scarecrow costs $1, with proceeds going to the nonprofit group that created it. The winner of the vote will be announced on October 24.

Organizations considering getting into the Scarecrows include the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, Greensburg YMCA, Westmoreland Community Action, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Area, Relay For Life, Heal Animal Rescue and the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.

Pie Walk attendees will begin by visiting The Lighting Gallery, 450 S. Main St., where free parking will be offered and event wristbands and cards will be handed out.

Jeff Himler is an editor of the Tribune-Review. You can contact Jeff by email at [email protected] or via Twitter.

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