Glendon hosted another successful Pyrogy Festival on June 29th in Pyrogy Park.
Hundreds of people from all over Alberta showed up to the 22nd annual festival to enjoy some of Glendon's famous pyrogies.
“The event went very well,” said Rosalie Bubenko, assistant CAO for the Village of Glendon. “There were more activities for children. Everybody I talked to who attended really enjoyed themselves.”
There was live entertainment throughout the day as Fran Sinclair, Adele Johnson and the John Appleton band performed on stage.
The Glendon Parks and Playground Society hosted a barbeque where they sold hot dogs, soft drinks and of course plates of pyrogies. Coffee and pie was available at the community church across the street.
The event also had face painting and balloon fun for kids.
Deputy Mayor William Moleschi helped run the event and wanted the thank all of the volunteers and citizens who came together to make the event a success.
Organizers collected change and donations from the people in attendance and were able to raise $330.50 to give to flood-stricken communities in the southern parts of the province.
The main event of the day was the pyrogy-eating competition, which saw a variety of citizen's compete against one another in devouring a plate of pyrogies. Ike Bloom was the fastest, completing his dozen pyrogies in just over 46 seconds.
The winners of the competition were:
Boys 5-7: Zunoah Snyder
Girls 5-7: Tahlia Vasseur
Boys 8-10: Tristin Gryer
Girls 8-10: Sam Auger
Boys 11-16: Cyril Snyder
Girls 11-16: Miah Snyder
Gents (17+): Ike Bloom
Ladies (17+): Pearl Lychuk
Media: Josh Yaworski – 790 CFCW