San Leandro Cherry Festival Hosts Contests

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San Leandro is hosting two contests that will be held as part of the 2015 Cherry Festival, which will take place in Downtown San Leandro along West Estudillo Blvd. on Saturday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prior to the festival, the event will kick-off with a parade at 10 a.m., which will commence at the Boys & Girls Club at 401 Marina Blvd. and proceed north along San Leandro Blvd, concluding at the festival.

A poster contest will be held for San Leandro students in grades K-8. Submission Posters should convey the student’s idea of what the Cherry Festival represents.

Entries may utilize any medium of paper no larger than 8 1⁄2” x 14” (legal size). Winners from four categories will each receive a Cherry Festival T-shirt and a certificate.

Entries must be submitted to the San Leandro Recreation Department at the Senior Community Center, 13909 East 14th St. by Friday, May 29.

A cherry pie bake off is part of the Cherry Festival tradition. Contestants must make and bake their own pie. Pies will be judged both on presentation and taste in one of two categories: traditional or nontraditional.

Pre-registration is not required. Contestants are invited to bring their pie, pie recipe, and completed entry form (available online) to the Information Booth at the Cherry Festival, between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Judging will be held on-site at the Cherry Festival. Best-in-show winners will be awarded on the Main Stage, at approximately 3:05p.m.

For complete details, rules, submission instructions and entry forms for any of the contests, go to www.sanleandro.org/cherryfestival

For more information, contact Jessica Cutter at (510) 577-6079 or [email protected]

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