DEL NORTE— The Del Norte Chamber of Commerce held its annual Pie Social and Community Night on Thursday, July 25 and welcomed guests to the High Valley Community Center (HVCC). Several local business owners spent the last week creating pies for the event, donating two pies— one to taste and one to go out for bid. Pies ranged from a classic apple to more interesting varieties and were enjoyed by all. Each participant purchased a pie-tasting ticket prior to the event, which allowed them the opportunity to taste the pie that they would be bidding on.
Chamber President and owner of Three Barrels Brewery William Kreutzer started the night with a warm welcome to those who came and a huge thanks to the participating businesses. Residents and guests had a chance to try a sample of pie from HVCC students that passed out samples of the pie, prior to the bidding. Businesses included The Perks Coffee House, The Columbine, the Del Norte Town Hall, Suzanne Gosar and several others.
Residents of Del Norte were asked about a month ago to participate in the chamber’s “Best of Del Norte” survey in order to recognize some of the people, projects and businesses that help the community in many ways. People were asked to vote for several categories including best storefront, youth of the year, most exciting project, most neighborly community member and others that were awarded during the evening event.
Youth of the year awards went to Bianca Montoya and Mitchell Plane. Both are students at HVCC and have spent the summer doing community projects, standing out to their peers for the hard work and dedication they have shown.
Suzanne Gosar was given an award in her name for the community work she has done over the years. Gosar spoke on behalf of the award highlighting the importance of community involvement and taking pride in the community.
The night was a great success and funds collected during the event were split evenly among the organizations that participated, including the Del Norte School sixth and seventh graders that will be taking a special trip later in the year.