The Richmond Register

March 18, 2014

KFTC pie auction Friday at Union Church


Special to the Register

BEREA — The Berea chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is hosting its fourth annual fundraising pie auction from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Union Church, 200 Prospect St.

The live auction of homemade pies will start at 8 p.m. Two ceramic pie plates made and donated by Turning Wheel Pottery will be featured in the auction, said Beth Bissmeyer of KFTC. The Down Home Divas will perform live old-time music and tell stories.

KFTC asks for a small donation for admission, $5 for adults and $3 for students, but no one will be turned away. Admission is free for those who bring a homemade pie for the auction, Bissmeyer said.

Proceeds from the event will be split between KFTC, a 32-year old statewide grassroots organization, and WV Clean Water Hub, a group that has been working to supply clean water and needed supplies to people in West Virginia who were affected by the chemical spill this winter.

“This is a chance once a year to come together over pie and raise some much-needed funds for important work. It’s also a chance for KFTC to show support to our allied organizations,” said Megan Naseman, who has helped organize the event. “My grandma taught me how to make pies, and they brought so many people into my own life – I think that is true on an organizational level too. It’s important that we share joy, music and pie in work that takes commitment over the long haul.”

For more details, call Bissmeyer at 314-2044.