SYCAMORE – Sycamore Kiwanis Club officials have announced the winners for this year’s Sycamore Pumpkin Fest pie-eating contest.
In the ages 5 and younger category, Abigail McCarthy of DeKalb won the contest. Ella Atwell of Sycamore won the ages 6 to 10 category, Madelyn Lathrop of Sycamore won the ages 11 to 15 category and Jim Amberg of Sycamore won the ages 16 and older category.
Competitors gathered on the DeKalb County Courthouse lawn to eat pieces of pie to win a monetary prize. There were 45 children and adults in the pumpkin pie eating contest this year, some that start as young as three years old and many of whom come back every year to defend their titles.
The pumpkin pies were purchased at Jewel in Sycamore. Sycamore High School Key Club members also helped out with the contest.
The following is a list of winners that placed for each category in this year’s contest:
Ages 5 and younger
First place: Abigail McCarthy of DeKalb
Second place: Allie Vigins of Esmond
Third place: Brantley Robinson of DeKalb
Fourth place: Wyatt Erd of Elburn
Ages 6 to 10
First place: Ella Atwell of Sycamore
Second place: Austin Berringer of Sycamore
Third place: Alexis Rothenbach of Sycamore
Fourth place: Ella Russell of Hampshire
Ages 11 to 15
First place: Madelyn Lathrop of Sycamore
Second place: Ty Devito of Sycamore
Third place: Maxine Lathrop of Sycamore
Fourth place: Michael Korpal of Manhattan
Ages 16 and older
First place : Jim Amberg of Sycamore
Second place: David Russell of Hampshire
Third place: Erik Smith of Hales Corner, Wisconsin
Fourth place: Michael Devito of Sycamore