Anyone whoâ€™s a fan of free pie needs to mark Jan. 20 on their calendar. On that day, pies large and small, sweet and salty will be lined up on tables in the James W. Warren Citizens Center.
â€œOh there are all kinds of pie,â€ said Pinkie Mosteller, a member of the Extension and Community Association, which is organizing the event.
â€œIâ€™ve had onion pie and tomato pie,â€ said Lucille Johnson, chairwoman of the Pie Day Committee.
â€œYou can do a hamburger pie if you want toâ€ said Edith Martin, another committee member.
Those interested in adding their pie to the extensive line up have until Jan. 12 to submit a recipe. They must also commit to baking two pies for public tasting. Everyone who contributes a pie will have their recipe included in a booklet that will be on sale at the event.
Pie Day is quite popular in Lincoln County with more than a hundred people turning up. A long line often snakes its way out of the auditorium before tasting is scheduled to begin.
The ECA uses the event as a way to let the community know about their group and recruit new members.
â€œWeâ€™d like people to remember we do a lot more than make apple pies,â€ said Sadie Hoover, a committee member.
Among other things, the ECA helps the Red Cross, provides scholarships and volunteers with patients.
For more information on Pie Day call the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension at 704-736-8461.by Sarah Grano