Gov. Mary Fallin hopes she will soon be eating Florida’s official state pie.
The governors of Florida and Oklahoma are wagering a pie over Saturday’s University of Oklahoma-Florida State University football game.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Fallin made the friendly wager over Twitter and Facebook.
If the Sooners win, Scott will be sending a Florida-made Key lime pie to Fallin while if the Seminoles come on out on top Fallin will send a Field’s pecan pie, which is made in Pauls Valley.
Key lime pie, named Florida’s official state pie in 2006, is named after the small Key limes that are naturalized across the Florida Keys. The pecan pie is part of Oklahoma’s official state meal.
Two other officials from both states will be exchanging gifts, not making a wager on the game’s outcome.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and his family and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi are attending the game in Tallahassee, Fla., featuring the No. 1-ranked Sooners and No. 5 Florida State.
Bondi is giving Pruitt fresh Florida oranges and Pruitt is giving Bondi an Oklahoma gift basket filled with Made in Oklahoma products, such as barbecue sauce and Shawnee Mills biscuits.
- Michael McNutt, Capitol Bureau