The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 3, 2013

Independence Day pie sale starts

From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — Pie-making started today at Byers Avenue United Methodist Church as part of a church fundraiser and to generate money to be sent to aid tornado recovery in Moore, Okla.

The project is the 20th annual Independence Day pie sale at the church at 18th Street and Byers Avenue. Normally a three-day event, volunteer cooks are working an extra day to raise funds for tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma.

Pies for sale include cherry, apple, pecan, pumpkin and peanut butter; meringue pies in coconut, chocolate, banana and lemon, and creme pies in chocolate and French silk. Sugar-free pies are available in apple, chocolate, lemon and coconut. In addition to fresh-baked pies, apple and cherry pies also are sold frozen, with baking instructions included.

The cost is $11 for 10-inch pies and $6 for mini-pies.

 Orders must be placed in advance by calling the church at 624-3647 or on-line at the church website —

 Pies can be picked up between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday.