Church Volunteers Busy Making Pies for North East Cherry Festival
Volunteers at First Presbyterian Church in North East have been making pies all week for the annual Cherry Festival.
The church members have been waking up early every day this week to make about 200 pies per day.
The process started two weeks ago when volunteers began making the dough for the pies.
Volunteers spent hours at the church this week rolling dough, filling the pies and giving each pie a homemade touch.
Each pie is baked the same day that it is sold.
By the end of the festival, they will have made more than 1,000 homemade cherry pies.
The church is selling the pies at the Cherry Festival for $10. The profits go to local missions in the community such as the food pantry, the school district and the thrift store.
Many of these volunteers have been part of the tradition for more than 20 years.
"I grew up here," said Ashley Connors, who is coordinating the pie-making. "I've done this all my life and have done this every year. I love baking. It was vested in me from the woman before me, so I just want to carry on her legacy that she left."
If you are looking for the pies, check out the First Presbyterian tent at the Cherry Festival in North East.
The festival continues through this Saturday.