Volunteers needed to make pies for Braham Pie Day

Folks interested in making a lot of pie should sign up as a volunteer for the Braham Pie Day work days on July 22, 24 and Aug. 1.

Kay Rodrigue leads the crew of volunteers who produce over 600 two-crust fruit and berry pies for the annual Braham Pie Day festival on the first Friday in August.  Photo by J. Knudson

Kay Rodrigue leads the crew of volunteers who produce over 600 two-crust fruit and berry pies for the annual Braham Pie Day festival on the first Friday in August.
Photo by J. Knudson

All this effort leads up to the annual Braham Pie Day celebration Aug. 2.

The flour is donated by General Mills in memory of Mark Erickson, who was a Braham graduate and General Mills employee.

During two-hour shifts workers mix and weigh pie dough, peel apples, pit cherries, slice peaches and fill and bake pies.

“Experts and beginners work side by side,” said Polly Grossbach, Pie Day board member. “There are a variety of jobs and you can start as an apple peeler then work your way up and finally join the ‘Peach People.’”

Volunteers are also needed to help with cleanup on the Monday after Pie Day. Volunteers are also needed to work two-hour shifts in Freedom Park at the pie serving tent.

Call 320-396-4956 to sign up. This activity is made possible in part through support by Braham Area Schools.

The Braham Pie Day board appreciates the support of the school custodial staff and Aurelius Manufacturing.

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