Church serves nearly 300 pies at Apple Festival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 October 2019 at 9:19 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

KNOWLESVILLE – The United Methodist Church of the Abundant Harvest welcomed the community for its annual Apple Festival on Saturday in Knowlesville. The church worked for much of the past week to make 200 apple pies and 60 pumpkin pies. They were a big hit.

Pictured from left include Beverly Turner, Dona Seitzer and Linda Baker with some of the apple pies.

Church members and volunteers started rolling the dough for the pies on Tuesday. On Friday, they started baking the pies at 6 a.m. They were done baking the nearly 300 pies at 8:30 p.m.

Baker is one of the coordinators of the festival with Ruth Higgins. The festival is a popular annual event for the church.

“It’s very fun,” Baker said. “You get to see a lot of people and the people who come in are very nice.”

The fellowship hall was filled with vendors. The church also had vendors set up outside. There were about 20 vendors total. Lorraine Luckman put together about 300 mystery boxes which were sold out for $1 each. Luckman gathers items all year for the mystery boxes.

Church volunteers served about 200 beef on weck lunches. Robyn Watts, right, and Danielle Higgins, left, were among the kitchen volunteers.

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