Pie Wars to benefit Dawn of Hope tonight at The Carnegie, Broadway stars return to Greeneville for Niswonger Children's Hospital

Sue Guinn Legg • Apr 25, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Young Professionals of the Tri-Cities will host its “2018 Pie Wars: The Dough Strikes Back” Thursday night, April 26, at the Carnegie Hotel.

Presented by One Stop Wines and Spirits, the popular pizza baking competition this year will benefit Dawn of Hope’s developmental, vocational and residential programs for hundreds of local people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

A night of pizza, beer, fundraising and fun, the benefit pits some of the city’s best pizza bakers in a contest for the titles of Best Overall Pizza, Best Cheese Pizza, Best Pepperoni Pizza and Best Crust — all to be determined by the guests.

This year’s contenders will be Johnny Bursco’s, Mellow Mushroom, Main Street Pizza Company, Scratch Brick Oven, Marco’s, Pie Five, The Black Olive and Luke’s Pizza.

Star Wars-themed props and games will be provided by Fairytale Photo Booth.

Adult tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door and include pizza from each pizzeria and three select beers from JHR Brewing, Gypsy Circus Cider Co., Great Oak Brewing Co. and YeeHaw Brewing Co. Kids admission is $12 for children age 6 and up and free for those age 5 and under.

The battle starts at 6:30 p.m at the Carnegie at 1216 W. State of Franklin Road. For tickets and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/pie-wars-the-dough-strikes-back-tickets-44027497430.

Three very special stars of Broadway and a troupe of talented young people from across Northeast Tennessee will take the stage at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center Sunday for the seventh annual “Broadway Comes to Greeneville” production.

A benefit for Niswonger Children’s Hospital, this year’s show will feature Broadway performers David Elder from “Guys and Dolls” and “42nd Street,” Gary Mauer from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables,” and Elizabeth Southard from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “The Sound of Music.”

Featured student performers selected by audition will be Jackson Beddingfield from Greeneville Middle School, homeschooler Lydia McCraw, Mylee Doty from Greeneville Middle School, Kelly Patrick from Liberty Bell Middle School and Hattie Wallis from Cornerstone Christian Academy, all supported by an ensemble of 21 singing and dancing student cast members.

Sunday’s showtime is 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35, according to section, and may be purchased by calling the Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 423-638-1679, online at www.NPACgreeneville.com or by calling the Ballad Health Foundation at 423-302-3131.

Keystone Dental Care’s 12th Annual Golf Tournament and “Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout” will be held Monday, April 30, at the Blackthorn Club at The Ridges in Jonesborough.

A 170-yard shot at $1 million open to amateur golfers only, it’s a day of play to help provide professional dental care to low-income residents of the eight-county region who are without dental insurance.

Check-in will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the tournament will start at 1 p.m. A designated number of golfers determined by sponsorship level will hit one shot from a tee marker 170 yards from the hole. The five golfers closest to the hole will each hit a second shot from a similar position and the first golfer to score a hole-in-one will take home the benefit’s $1 million prize.

The tournament entry fee is $150 per golfer or $500 for a team of four. Sponsorship opportunities range from $200 to $1,500.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged and can be completed by calling Keystone Dental Care Executive Director Lisa Eggers at 423-557-4860. For more information about the shootout and the nonprofit dental clinic, visit www.keystonedentaljc.com.

If there is a need or a project in your neighborhood the Good Neighbor column can assist with, contact Sue Guinn Legg at 423-722-0538 or P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605.

Email Sue Guinn Legg at slegg@johnsoncitypress.com. Follow her on Twitter @sueleggjcpress. Like her on Facebook at facebook.com/sueleggjcpress.

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