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Where we live: Clarence


Professional eaters will attempt to set a new world record at the sixth annual Hands-free World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St. Prizes totaling $1,800 will be at stake, including a $1,000 grand prize. Contestants will try to beat last year’s world record of 40 pieces of pie eaten in 10 minutes.

The festival also will feature pig races at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The races also will include dachshunds. For youngsters aged 3 to 14, there will be a Funny Face Pumpkin Drawing Contest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to dusk with a variety of activities ranging from face painting to hayrides.

This week:

• The second annual memorial blood drive in honor of Paul N. Englert Jr., who died in 2013 at the age of 19, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Monday when the UNYTS Donate Life Express Bus visits the town Highway Department, 6185 Goodrich Road. Walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required. To schedule an appointment, visit, click on the “Give Blood” icon and enter event code 000155 or call 512-7940.

• The Town Board and the Planning Board meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall, One Town Place off Goodrich Road. There will be a discussion of Comprehensive Plan 2025.