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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pie in the park

will be celebrating our tenth annual Pie in the Park on Thursday, August 16 from 4:00 - 8 p.m.  we will again offer something for everybody and every budget. 

 

Here's what you need to know: 

 

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PIE DROP-OFF (for our pie bakers)

 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. FAMILY FUN

  • Pie walk (sorta like a cake walk, but with pie instead)
  • Pie eating contest
  • Other fun pie-themed games for kids and families

5:30 p.m. PIE TASTING AND MORE

  • Sample the pies (with ice cream, if you'd like)
  • Get tickets for the pie raffle
  • Buy a golden ticket that could net you first pick of the auction pies
  • Grab some savories at the food cart

6:30 p.m. PIE AUCTION

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7:30 p.m.  RAISE A PADDLE

 

8 p.m. CLOSING

  • Pie raffle drawing
  • Check out

If you want to help, we're always looking for volunteers. 

  • Are you a baker? We need more volunteer pie bakers to help ensure a wide selection at the pie raffle.  To sign-up, contact Nancy Martin: nanjmartin@mac.com 
  • To help with set-up or clean-up, contact Ann Wetter: awetter@mindspring.com

Some of the statistics shared helped tell the story of how the Center has become known as the Heart of Kingston:

·         10,400 hot meals served to Boys & Girls Club members

·         1,080 Meals on Wheels lunches served to low income seniors

·         Housed the homeless 51 nights as part of the Severe Weather Shelter

·         July blood drive had a record 52 donors

·         Library circulation up 46% in first 3 months

·         30 volunteers staff the front desk

·         1,700 visitors in March (not including Boys & Girls Club and library patrons)