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The celebrated sweets were in high demand at Resurrection’s bake sale.
Karen Karnes looks over the treats that were for sale on Saturday at the 15th-annual crafts bazaar at Resurrection Catholic Church.
A crowd of browsers checks out the crafts at the Wednesday Women's Group's annual fundraiser.
Barbara Lenco pulls out the last batch of warm apple pies.
Mary Wilson, Jeannette Chace, Carol Dorss, Paula Sarn and Rosemary Armstrong at the 15th-annual craft bazaar bake sale.
Eileen Costello sells her jewelry and scarves along with her husband Robert Matzen's woodwork jewelry boxes and toys at the craft bazaar.
Anita Martin and her friend Jean Hill sell Martin's handmade jewelry at Resurrection Catholic Church.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Barbara Lenco walked into the kitchen at Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta on Saturday and pulled the last batch of hot apple pies from the parish’s oven.
Lenco organized the 15th annual craft bazaar, which is the Wednesday Women’s Group’s only fundraiser of the year. She said all proceeds benefit the Parishioner’s Emergency Fund.
In less than two hours, the bazaar had sold out of its signature apple pies.
“We only make 80. That’s all we can really do,” Lenco said.
She said the 63-member Wednesday Women’s Group enlisted the help of the husbands’ auxiliary to peel the apples. Then the women started on the pies in assembly line style. Once out of the oven, the pies were sold at the bazaar’s bake sale, which also offered preserves, cakes, cookies and breads, among other treats.
Lenco said the pies have become so popular that they are a conversation piece among church members.
“We always say if we need money, we can always sell apple pies,” she said.
“They really are in demand,” member Paula Ulrich said. “People wait in line for them.”
The pies are almost as popular as the event itself, which features more than 50 booths with mostly handmade items from local vendors inside the parish’s Morrow Hall and outdoors in the parking lot.
“We’ve gotten bigger and bigger every year,” member Geri Williams said.
Anita Martin, a jewelry vendor, said she’s sold her jewelry pieces for several years at the bazaar.
“Everything’s handmade and made with love,” she said.
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