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Couple sets record for most money spent on pie
Pending verification by Guinness World Records, Antoine and Tania Issa now have the world record for the most money spent on a single pie at an auction.
The Issas purchased Renae Chrisman’s pie for $5,000 at Pie in the Park in Kingston on Aug. 21, topping the $3,100 that Jerry Mumma of Rich Hill, Missouri spent for a peanut butter banana pie in 2012 at a fundraiser for his community’s Fourth of July celebration.
The most money spent on a pie — a caramel turtle truffle pie — at last year’s Pie in the Park was $2,850.
The auction was part of the Village Green Foundation’s annual fundraiser at Village Green Park. The event raised slightly more than $41,000, according to Village Green member Bobbie Moore. Last year’s event raised about $17,000.
The money is being raised to build a new community center. The goal is $8.2 million; the foundation has raised $6.3 million so far.
Moore said Chrisman can’t believe her pie sold for as much as it did.
“She’s in a state of shock,” Moore said.
Members of the foundation sent in an application to Guinness World Records and videotaped the event for proof.
A record for the most money spent on a single pie at auction would add to Kingston’s list of unique world records.
Ross McCurdy, co-owner of Oak Table Cafe, os the record holder for most pancakes made in one hour by an individual. He made 1,092 on Aug. 13, 2013.
McCurdy also set the record for the longest distance for a grape thrown and self-caught in the mouth in 2012. However, that record was broken by AJ Henderson on the set of “Guinness World Records Unleashed” in San Pedro, Calif., in 2013. Henderson threw the grape — and ran to catch it — 69 feet 6 inches.
Speaking of pie: The most expensive meat pie was sold to the Fence Fate Inn in Lancashire, England — $14,260 in 2005, according to Guinness World Records.