Neighborhood Bake-Off is Just One Way JP Builds Community

Mindy Fried, one of the organizers of JP Porchfest, writes about an apple-pie baking contest her street holds.

For the past six years, sometime in early fall, I don an apron, which I place on top of a (borrowed) flowery shirt-waist dress, tie my hair in a bun, and call myself “Betty”. That’s Betty, as in Mrs. Crocker, the mythical 50s mom who graced the boxes of many a cake mix.

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