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Main St. Pizza reclaims the Pizza Wars crown in 2021, after its last victory in 2018.
Main St. Pizza, which resides on the east side of the square, took home the famed pizza paddle after more than 500 people attended the annual Main Street pizza event.
The event, which the Mt. Pleasant Chamber Alliance organizes, invites local pizza restaurants to participate in a friendly competition. Locals eat as much pizza as they can muster and vote on their favorite.
Central Park was teeming with pizza fanatics, young and old Tuesday evening.
Janae Body and her son Kendrick were two of the many attendees. Body stood by as Kendrick was munching on a piece of pizza.
For Body, one of the best aspects of the event is it substitutes as a meal.
“I like the fact that I don’t have to worry about dinner for the night,” Body said as she chuckled.
This is the second time Body and her son have come out to the event. One of her main reasons for returning is because Kendrick enjoys the pizza, too, along with the fact that it’s all you can eat.
Body is not the only one who brought her kids out for pizza.
Amber Fischer and her two sons, Coen and Chaz, also turned up at the event.
For Fischer, besides bringing her children out for a good meal, it’s an excellent opportunity to get out of the house and see people in the community.
“I just like getting out into the community,” Fischer said. “I like getting to see friends and other people that are in the same community.”
Pizza Wars, although it mainly revolves around pizza, is an excellent way for residents in the community to bond and connect.
Henry County Supervisor Chad White said this is one of the reasons he relishes events like these.
“It’s an event where people get to know one another,” White said. “People see one another, they relate to one another, they get to know one another better. I think it grows that bond between people.”
This year was a little different from past years, specifically with the number of restaurants that served pizza. Only four restaurants, Pizza Hut, Casey’s, Pizza Ranch, and Main St. Pizza served at the event.
Many of the other restaurants around town could not make it due to low numbers of staff.
Both Godfathers and Paul Revere’s were unable to make it.
Most of the servers at the event were volunteers, besides Main St. Pizza that was served by owners Dale and Marjorie Beckman.
City Council member Bob Griffith was one of the volunteers.
“I came up here and asked if they needed any help, and here I am,” Griffith said. “I try to stay active with the Main Street program and the Chamber. It’s fun to volunteer for this stuff. There’s a lot of community here, and it’s just a fun time.”