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Senior Clubs Cherry Pie Cherry Pie Contest attracts 28 pies

The Senior Clubs Cherry Pie Contest at the 21st Annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival on Feb. 1 attracted 28 pies submissions from the three North Hawaii Senior Citizen Clubs — Waimea, Waikola, and North Kohala.

First place winner was Genenieve Kaysinger of North Kohala. Kaysinger’s submission was a cherry pie cheesecake baked from a recipe she’s used for 71 years. Second place winner was Bertha Dement of Waimea and third place winner was June Coelho, also from Waimea. Judges were George “Robbie” Robertson, Dianne Kanealii, and Kahu Dean Kauka.