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All things sweet potato on the menu Saturday at annual Sacramento festival

Tommie Whitlow(center), president of the Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women, presents the pies to be judged to the panel of judges.
Tommie Whitlow(center), president of the Sacramento Valley Section of the National Council of Negro Women, presents the pies to be judged to the panel of judges. The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento's 26th annual Sweet Potato Festival drew a big crowd Saturday to the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center in Meadowview.

The highlight of the festival: the sweet potato pie contest.

Sweet potato pies and tarts were being sold as a fundraiser by the National Council of Negro Women, which hosts the event.

The festival runs until 4 pm today at the community center, 2450 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento.

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