The Sycamore Kiwanis Club held its annual Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest during last weekend’s Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.
Competitors gathered on the courthouse lawn to quickly eat pieces of pie to win a monetary prize. Many of the adult participants come back every year to defend their titles and enjoy the competition and the pie. DJ Kurtzman, Bridget McMillion, Robert McMiller and Jonathan Kurtzman have won multiple years in a row.
This year there were 54 children and adults in the contest. The pumpkin pies were purchased at Hy-Vee in Sycamore.
The following people were winners in their age categories.
Ages 5 and younger
First – Jay Dee, Genoa
Second – Olivia Walley, Janesville, Wis.
Third – A.J. McNeill, Schiller Park
Fourth – Payton Garretts, Genoa
Ages 6 to 10
First – Rachel Klumpp, Sycamore
Second – Will Hazelton, Cortland
Third – Troy Harris, Waterman
Fourth – Sam Krull, Sycamore
Ages 11 to 15
First – Lucas Krull, Kansas City, Mo.
Second – Jonathon Kurtzman, Sycamore
Third – Mason Waddell, Sycamore
Fourth – Nathan Davis, Sycamore
Age 16 and older
First – DJ Kurtzman, Sycamore
Second – Bridget Coghlin McMillion, Chicago
Third – Adam Gaulike, Kirkland
Fourth – Robert McMiller, Sycamore