“We are having a competition to judge the best pizza in the Springfield/Clark County area and at the same time we are raising money to support our wonderful park system,” Peter Noonan, president of Partners for the Parks said.
This year was the second year Slice of Springfield sold out.
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For $25, 300 residents received a ticket to redeem for eight squares of pizza and a drink.
“This is the second year we have had this,” Noonan said. “We seem to have found a niche people seem to enjoy.”
Pizza shop competitors included All Inn Diner & Pizzeria, Buckeye Barn, Fent’s Dairy, Catanzaro’s Pizza and Subs, Hafle Winery, Hickory Inn, Mikey’s Pizza, and Station 1.
The winner, who received $500 and the title ‘best pizza’ was Hickory Inn - followed by Station 1 in second place and All Inn Diner & Pizzeria in third place.
Deputy Director Brian Boyer at the National Trail Parks and Recreation District said they are still tallying how much Slice of Springfield raised for the parks system.
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The proceeds benefited Partners for the Parks, a program that supports projects and programming throughout the National Trail Parks and Recreation District.
“Specifically for this evening, we are going to be using the proceeds to support the reconstruction of the tennis courts at Snyder Park,” Noonan said.
Boyer said the event was a success and they plan to have it next year.
Partners for the Parks is a committee of local residents that identifies capital improvement and maintenance projects to preserve the history of the parks. Their most recent project was Bethie’s Sprayground.