It's Mostly About the Pie--Lebanon NH's July 4th

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Susan B. Apel
Facebook reminded me that exactly one year ago I was on the Rail Trail making historic discoveries
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. This year, it was mostly about the pie. ( If you are reading this before 1:30 p.m., it still is.)

Serious pie enjoyment, organized by the Rotary Club

The citizens of Lebanon and their neighbors were streaming into the All-You-Can-Eat Pie Buffet at the Lebanon Senior Center, where an $8.00 donation to End Polio Now could get you all of the pie, both sweet and savory, that you could eat. "Only one lemon meringue this year," commented one of the pie servers to a disappointed hungry customer. But there were tables full of pizza, shepherd's, nut and fruit pies and tarts. Not trusting myself to sit, I opted for two pieces to go. 

Watching and waiting to get that photo finish.

The pie is for dinner; the morning was for walking the Rail Trail. Runners were just crossing the finish line of the Red, White and Blue 5K or 10K walk/run sponsored by the Upper Valley Running Club and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department. I saw a t-shirt that read "Couch Potato to 5K" and remembered that I had failed to sign up for that program--again--earlier in the season. No matter. Walking the Rail Trail is one of my favorite ways to spend the morning, and my FitBit tells me that I ended up doing my own personal 5K. 

The registration materials for the race promised beautiful scenery. The Rail Trail, no matter which segment, never disappoints.

Happy July 4th! Lebanon's evening plans include a concert at Colburn Park at 7:00 and fireworks at Storrs Hill beginning at 9:20. Popcorn available on site.

Post-dinner update: The blueberry pie was delicious with a stellar crust. Hats off to its talented baker!


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