The Vichy Vol. Fire Dept.’s Annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper and Cake Walk is at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the Vichy Firehouse and Community Hall. The event will include the pie auction, cake walks, music and contests. Food and refreshments will also be available, beginning at 5 p.m.
Music, provided by Harold Rowden and friends will begin the evening’s events at 6 p.m. The pie auction will begin around 6:30 p.m. with local auctioneers auctioning off pies, cakes, baskets and other gifts. Donations for the auction are welcomed and needed as are generous bidders.
A children's cake walk will be held during the auction, and the regular cake walk with begin after the pie auction. Harold Rowden and Friends will continue to play after the pie auction and contests.
The pie supper will also be the site of the sixth annual election for the Mayor of Vichy. Campaign posters will be on display at the Bank of Vichy and the Vichy Post Office.
Voting containers (collection cans) will also be on display at the Bank of Vichy. Area residents can cast their money votes in the collection containers at the bank. (No voter identification required!) Area pets and/or their owners will “campaign” during the pie supper with final voting to occur that evening, and a winner announced. All proceeds will benefit the Vichy Fire Department.
The department has made the pie supper an annual event, after community members requested a follow up to the May 1996 event. All profits from the supper will go toward maintaining and upgrading the department's equipment, Prigge said.