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Tent City pie-eating contest yields two winners

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 22nd, 2013

Paula McCambridge/Atascadero News Colby Gentry, 8, competing in the Tent City pie-eating contest Saturday.

Children ready for competition lined a long, rough-hewn countertop Saturday during Atascadero’s 40th Annual Colony Days celebration. Chocolate cream pies sat before them, crowds of families and other well wishers gathered in a tight circle as the rules of high-speed pie-eating were shared.

No hands could be used to hold the pies in place; only faces could make contact with the pies during consumption.

That was just fine with the two boys who tied for first place. Colby Gentry, 8, of Atascadero was dressed in Tent City garb, and Kyle Shatwell, 8, of Atascadero donned his Boy Scout uniform.

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