Another record breaking Alvinston pie auction


It’s like people had set aside their pie money for a couple of years. The Brooke-Alvinston Pie Auction blew their last record out of the water this year, raising $60,315 Friday for the Children’s Health Foundation. In the past, the auction has raise over $30,000 a year making it the foundations single biggest fundraiser each year. But this year’s event more than doubled the average $30,000 donation. There were a number of pies which sold for $2,500 as did two, two-pound peanut butter cups. Organizers Wayne Deans, Jamie Armstrong and Allison Deans say the pie auction started decades ago by Deans, Jim Hayter and Ken Alderman to help a Bright’s Grove girl facing some significant medical expenses. Over 10 years over $200,000 has been raised for equipment at Children’s Hospitals.