Pie purchase may set world record

KINGSTON — Pending verification by Guinness World Record, Antoine and Tania Issa broke the world record for the most money spent on a single pie at auction Aug. 21.

The Issa's purchased Renae Chrisman's pie for $5,000. The previous world record was $3,100 spent on a pie.

The auction was part of the Village Green Foundation's annual Pie in the Park fundraiser, held at Village Green Park. The event raised slightly more than $40,000, 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.

Moore said Chrisman can't believe her pie sold for as much as it did.

"She's in a state of shock," Moore said.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Sep 30
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates