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Pie Wars: Return of the Dough, the saga continues!

Staff Reports • May 6, 2019 at 12:00 AM

“Pie Wars: Return of the Dough” will be held May 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., so save the date for a night filled with pizza, beer, wine, and fundraising.

Participating pizza joints will compete for Best Overall Pizza, Best Cheese Pizza, Best Pepperoni Pizza and Best Crust. You decide which pie takes home the prize. New this year, wine will be available, provided by One Stop Wines and Spirits.

Each adult ticket includes all-you-can-eat pizza from participating vendors, three drink tickets and a voting slip. Kids tickets include all-you-can-eat pizza and a voting slip. Water will be available as a drink substitute. All proceeds will go to benefit The Crumley House.

The Crumley House is a nonprofit organization that serves to support those recovering from acute traumatic brain injury. The house was founded 27 years ago by June Barrett, a mother of a child with TBI, according to the organization’s website. She immersed herself in the rehabilitation process, of which she new nothing. 

Barrett soon realized “there was no place to support the transition between acute rehabilitation, community reentry, and independent living skills,” according to the Crumley House website. From this idea grew what is now The Crumley House.

The goal and mission of the house is to “take care of individuals that have experienced a TBI and to improve their quality of life,” says Donna Noland, chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the house.

Children five years of age and under are free, six years old and up are $12. Early Bird Young Professional Tri-Cities Members are $20, non-members are $25. Prices at the door will be $30 for members and non-members. Any additional donations would be greatly appreciated. You can make them online via EventBrite or at the door. Official pizza competitors and beer vendors will be announced soon.

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