KUA Serves Up Osceola’s Largest Apple Pie

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., February 4, 10:00 a.m. – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) employees on Feb. 3 unveiled Osceola County’s largest apple pie at a community event held in the Kissimmee Civic Center.

The titanic tart was served to the 2,000 residents who attended Thursday evening’s Discover Osceola, a biennial event designed for both long-time residents and newcomers to become better acquainted with their community. Sponsored by KUA, the Americana-themed event helped residents explore the key ingredients of economic development, employment opportunities, quality of life, environment and education.

The pie measured 10.5 feet across and two inches deep. It took 15 bushels of apples, 70 lbs. of shortening, 100 lbs. of flour, 280 lbs. of pie filling and 60 man-hours to prepare the pie that tipped the scales at more than 800 pounds. The pie was served with 185 lbs. of vanilla ice cream.

The pie was created by the bakery staff at Publix Super Markets in Hunters Creek and transported to the event by utility staff.

About Publix
Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. Publix and its associates excel in community involvement, volunteerism and a commitment to its market areas and beyond.

About KUA
Founded in 1901, KUA is Florida‘s sixth largest community-owned utility providing electric, water and telecommunication services to 170,000 residents in five Central Florida counties.

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Chris M. Gent
(407) 933-7777 x 1116