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Pizza Wars 4 heats in downtown Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Everybody is trying to get a piece of the pie on Sunday night at The Charles in downtown Johnson City.

Kristin Robinson helped coordinate the Tri-Cities' Young Professionals Pie Wars 4 contest.

"There's pizza, there's beer, but the main reason is raising money and awareness," said Kristin Robinson.

Here's how it works, you pay for a ticket then through the evening you sample pieces of pizza from some of Johnson City's most popular pie restaurants like Scratch Brick Oven and Main Street Pizza.

And without knowing which restaurant's pizza you are eating you vote for the one you think is the best.

This year all of the proceeds will to go support children's programs at the ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Gray Fossil Site.

"We are always bringing in students, we're always exhibiting, and what we want to do is bring people back time and time again. And we have to keep our exhibits working. So part of this fundraiser will go towards helping our exhibits work into the future.' Blaine Schubert, the director of the Natural History Museum.

While it's considered a fundraiser, Robinson also tells News 5 the night is also about networking and connecting with your community.

But she does admit the pizza is the main attraction.

"Oh my gosh, there's been so much pizza and I've eaten so much pizza."

Event coordinators tell us they raised more than $5,000 during the pie war.

We learned Pizza N Gyro came in first place, while Fox's Pizza took home second and Mellow Mushroom came in third in the fourth annual Pie War.

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