The Andover (Ill.) Tourism Council and Andover Village Board will host a pie-baking contest and auction at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in Luther Hall, Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, Ill.

The contest categories are mayors, veterans, news media, pastors and community. The goal of the event is to help fund an aisle of flags and sidewalk adjacent to the Veterans’ Memorial Garden at the Andover Lake Park. A trio of professional food connoisseurs will serve as judges, and the winners will receive prizes donated by area merchants.

Those interested in entering the pie-baking contest should contact Amber Lilly at or Denise Lilly at 309-521-8132. Pies can be delivered to Luther Hall between 2 and 6 p.m. The auction is being held courtesy of Stenzel Auction Services. The 2010 pie auction for Andover’s 175th celebration raised $4,191.

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