Apple Pie Eating Contest
The Seward Rotary Club’s annual “Seward Fourth of July Celebration” Apple Pie Eating Contest takes place at the Seward Bandshell.
Apple Pie Recipe for the Famous “Perfect Apple Pie”
This homemade apple pie was featured at the Seward Fourth of July Seward Rotary Club Apple Pie Eating Contest every year and has gained national attention. Dozens of these pies have been given to various dignitaries that have visited Seward.
2016 Apple Pie Eating Contest Winners
Over-all Grand Champion
Noah Arneson, Omaha, NE
Open Class I – Kyle Richter, Midland, TX
Real Woman’s Division – Shannon Bryan, Tuson, AZ
Real Men’s Division – Noah Arneson, Omaha, NE
Mother’s Division – Renee Verzani, Sioux City, IA and Sarah Stewart Williams, Santa Clara, CA
Out of State Division – Corey Patterson, Phuket, Thailand and Ryan Johnston, Canto, OH
Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
The Seward Rotary Club’s annual “Seward Fourth of July Celebration” Bubble Gum Blowing Contest takes place at the Seward Bandshell.
2016 Bubble Gum Blowing Contest Winners
Overall Grand Prize Winner – State Champion
Holly Dorathy, Omaha, NE
Round One Pre-Teen – Hank Hughes, Seward, NE and McKenzie Bickingham, Lexington, NE
Round Two Teen – Mara Dobesh, Wahoo, NE
Round Three Adult – Holly Dorathy, Omaha, NE
Judges for both events were Seward Rotarians John Owens, Seward Rotary President and Dr. Russ Sommerfeld, Seward Rotary President Elect, along with former Seward resident Luke Mohatt of Los Angeles, CA. Official pie cutters and servers included Rotarians Jessica Kolterman, Greg Zabka, Ken Schmieding and Dixie Zabka. Serving as Emcee was Seward Rotarian Clark Kolterman. The Grand Champions received custom State Champion Trophies, sponsored by the Rotary Club and all the contestants received free pie and bubble gum! The event was covered by three television stations and numerous newspapers across Nebraska. Thousands were in attendance for the day’s festivities during the 16 hour festival.