Meat pie contest launches Boots for Barton

Judi Robitaille-Dunklee’s pie, decorated with cut-out stars on the top crust, won top honors at Saturday’s  meat pie contest.  The Barton veterinarian won $100 worth of cast-iron cookware at her first try at a cooking contest. Photo by Elizabeth Trail

Judi Robitaille-Dunklee’s pie, decorated with cut-out stars on the top crust, won top honors at Saturday’s meat pie contest. The Barton veterinarian won $100 worth of cast-iron cookware at her first try at a cooking contest. Photo by Elizabeth Trail

copyright the Chronicle November 25, 2015

by Elizabeth Trail

BARTON — It was a first for Judi Robitaille-Dunklee when the Barton veterinarian’s family recipe won top honors — and $100 worth of cast-iron cookware — at E.M. Brown and Son’s meat pie contest on Saturday.

The event also marked the official launch of the hardware store’s new Boots for Barton program.

Contest entry fees, along with additional donations, go toward giving winter boots to children at Barton Graded School who don’t have adequate footwear for the coming winter.

“I’ll be able to call the school on Monday and tell them that we have enough for three pairs of boots,” Art LaPlante said with satisfaction. He is one of E.M. Brown’s owners.

Mr. LaPlante said he has been planning Boots for Barton for a while. He was surprised… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:

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