Rich Hill pie price a world record

Posted October 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

After nearly 11 weeks of anxiously waiting, it is NOW “official” … Rich Hill has put its name in the Guinness World Record list.

Notification officially came Wednesday, Sept. 26, from the Guinness World Records home office in London that the July 6 Pie Contest and Auction, where a pie baked by Jara Mumma, and purchased by her grandparents, Jerry and Linda Mumma, for $3,100, is now a confirmed world record.

The Pie Contest and Auction has become an annual event and important fund raiser for the “Famous for the Fourth” Celebration for which that community is widely known. Each year the auction has grown more critical to the success of helping foot the enormous bill for conducting the 4-day Fourth of July celebration, which is complete with carnival, parade, fireworks, and big name entertainment such as this year’s free concert by the nationally known group, The Kentucky Headhunters.

Larry Hacker, formerly of El Dorado Springs, was the auctioneer.

A formal presentation ceremony is being planned for a future date.