Quantcast

Joplin Church Raising Money for Tornado Victims - KOAM TV 7

Joplin Church Raising Money for Tornado Victims

Updated:

The Byers Avenue United Methodist Church in Joplin is hosting its annual pie sale to raise money for Baxter Springs tornado victims.

Church members spend three days every year making  homemade pies to raise money for the church and to give back to the community.

About a dozen cooks create crusts from dough and mix fresh fruits and ingredients to fill shells.  

They are making over 1100 pies this year and selling them to people online and at the church.

They will also use funds raised to pay for church events and buy new equipment not in the organization's budget.

"This is just so much fun, really," says pie manager Jane Obert, "We are dead tired exhausted at the end of the three days. We start at five or six in the morning everyday and work til late at night. The bonding that we get out of it is really great."


Previous sales have supported relief efforts in Joplin and Moore, Oklahoma.

This is the 21st year for the event.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ottawa Tribe members honor their heritage at 51st annual powwow

    Ottawa Tribe members honor their heritage at 51st annual powwow

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:42:59 GMT
    Ottawa Tribe members honor their heritage at this weekend's 51st annual powwow.More >>
    Ottawa Tribe members honor their heritage at this weekend's 51st annual powwow.More >>
  • Little Balkans Day festival celebrates 30th anniversary

    Little Balkans Day festival celebrates 30th anniversary

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-08-30 23:39:51 GMT
    The Little Balkans Day festival in downtown Pittsburg celebrates its 30th anniversary.More >>
    The Little Balkans Day festival in downtown Pittsburg celebrates its 30th anniversary.More >>
  • Early morning McDonald County crash injures pedestrian

    Early morning McDonald County crash injures pedestrian

    Saturday, August 30 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-30 20:12:46 GMT
    At approximately 5:20 am John F. Rose, 35 of Pineville, MO, was driving northbound on route W when his vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, struck 18-year-old Veston Martin of Rocky Comfort, MO.More >>
    At approximately 5:20 am John F. Rose, 35 of Pineville, MO, was driving northbound on route W when his vehicle, a Chevy Silverado, struck 18-year-old Veston Martin of Rocky Comfort, MO.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.