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Good music and delicious pie enjoyed on island


Pie socials can be traced to lavish Roman banquets during which aristocrats gorged themselves for days on exotic delicacies, fine wine and rich pastries including “huge, two and three crust pies filled with all sorts of meats.” Early pies were predominately meat pies.

This tradition of neighbors and friends coming together to share pie is an event our great-grandparents enjoyed. They occurred in a time before computers, a time when people barely watched TV, and a time when neighborhood parties still existed.

Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church recently provided the opportunity to enjoy this with an old-fashioned pie social with homemade pies, preceded by a concert by outstanding local musicians. There were pies upon pies, all made by church members or friends of the church. More than 25 pies were made thus making a selection very difficult. The Judy Ward Scholarship was the recipient of the free-will offering taken during the concert. Pies in ancient times were sa...

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