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Friday, July 12, 2024
Oh yes, they can bake a cherry pie
The bakers at St. Mark's Anglican Church made almost 750 cherry pies this year for their annual cherry festival.

Each spring, the women of St. Mark’s Anglican Church (and a few friends) bake hundreds of cherry pies as the cornerstone of the church’s annual Cherry Festival. Their assembly line would have made Henry Ford proud. This year’s team of bakers, above, made almost 750 pies, equalling the previous record for the much sought-after dessert treats. Using the same recipe for the past 35 years, the team now requires 1,100 pounds of cherries, 240 pounds of flour and an equal amount of lard, to make the pies. Both cooked and frozen pies go on sale on Saturday, July 8, at 9 a.m. in the churchyard on Byron Street – and they sell out quickly. TIM TAYLOR


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