Slice of Springfield event supports updates for local parks

Eat some pizza, and support the parks.

Whether you like it plain or enjoy the works, Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company will offer something to surely tempt your tastebuds at the third annual Slice of Springfield on Feb. 10.

The Slice of Springfield fundraiser will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the event to support National Trail Parks & Recreation District (NTPRD).

Hosted by non-profit Partners for the Parks, the event will feature pizza samples from eight local pizzerias. Patrons are able to sample the pizzas and vote for their favorite.

“All proceeds support Partners for The Parks, a local non-profit organization dedicated to educating the residents and businesses of Clark County about the importance of park and recreation services while promoting and supporting programs and facilities essential to making Clark County a great place to live, work and play,” says Myles Trempe, board member and event committee co-chair.

The Partners, which supports NTPRD parks, are currently fundraising to revitalize the tennis and pickleball courts in Snyder Park. Their most recent project was Bethie’s Sprayground in Snyder Park.

The Slice of Springfield event in 2020 raised $5,000, and Trempe says the goal is to raise the same amount this year.

Attendees will also enjoy live entertainment by Patrick Dawson.

While the Slice of Springfield event was canceled last year because of the pandemic, the 2020 winners included:

1st Place – The Hickory Inn
2nd Place – Station 1
3rd Place – All Inn Diner & Pizzeria

“Slice of Springfield will be an evening of fun, family, and community as folks gather together to share in great local pizza, craft beer and live music while ultimately supporting our Parks,” says Trempe.

Tickets for Slice of Springfield have sold out for past events, so Trempe recommended purchasing tickets in advance to secure a spot. The event date was moved because of weather issues, so any tickets purchased for the original date will be honored for the new Feb. 10 date.

Tickets are available in-person at the NTPRD Administrative Building located at 1301 Mitchell Blvd. in Springfield. The Partners' Facebook page says tickets will also be available at the door.

A $25 reservation includes at least 8 squares of pizza, and a free drink (soft drink, beer or wine). Youth tickets (12 and under) will be available for $10 at the door. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mother Stewart’s, 102 West Columbia Street, Springfield.

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