One more bite should do it
November 11, 2023
On Oct. 15, The Loop newspaper hosted a pie baking contest at the annual Tehachapi Apple Festival. We would like to thank the bakers of this year's competition; five pies were submitted. A special thank you goes to our four judges, Police Chief Richard Standridge, Blair Budai, Tehachapi Arts Commission Secretary Laura Dreyer, and Tehachapi Mayor Michael Davies. They went above and beyond to make a difficult decision. A three-way tie for second place led to a second helping of pie before voting again.
The winners were First Place: Kelli Knapp, Second Place: Michelle Anaya, Third Place: Sandy Therrien and Kevin Keller. Congratulations all! The proceeds from the pie baking contest were donated to Tehachapi Cancer Foundation.