Pie sales benefit Glidden Homestead in DeKalb, Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore

Enjoying a piece of Market Day French silk pie are Marge Johnson, coordinator of volunteers at Pay-It-Forward House, left, and Marcia Wilson, executive director of the Glidden Homestead. The two organizations are partnering for the fourth year to sell Market Day pies.
Enjoying a piece of Market Day French silk pie are Marge Johnson, coordinator of volunteers at Pay-It-Forward House, left, and Marcia Wilson, executive director of the Glidden Homestead. The two organizations are partnering for the fourth year to sell Market Day pies.

Staff Report

DEKALB, Illinois — One of the many traditions of the holiday season is pie for dessert, but our busy lives can make it difficult to find the time to make one from scratch. For the fourth year in a row, Pay-It-Forward House in Sycamore, Illinois, and the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center in DeKalb, Illinois, are partnering to provide easy dessert pies from Market Day.

A portion of the price of each pie sold will help pay for operating costs at Pay-it-Forward House or the Glidden Homestead.

If we sell 500 or more pies, we receive 45 percent of the pre-tax price for our organizations,” said Kathy Overby, Pay-it-Forward House board member and pie sale chairman. “This will be the ninth year that we’ve sold the Market Day desserts that arrive just in time for the holidays.”

Four years ago, the two organizations decided to join forces to reach their goal to sell 500 desserts.

Marcia Wilson, Glidden Homestead executive director, added: “It’s a win-win for everyone involved. It is much easier for our two small organizations when we work together to sell 500 pies than when we were each trying to do this separately. We make more money to help our organizations and our supporters get great products to enjoy. We couldn’t be happier with the results of our collaboration.”

A variety of frozen pies are available. Orders are due by Thursday, Nov. 11, and will arrive in time for Thanksgiving. Pick-up is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore or at the Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb. Buyers can choose the location most convenient for them when they order.

Order forms can be downloaded from the websites of both organizations or printed forms are available.

Visit Pay-It-Forward House at 719 Somonauk St., Sycamore, during volunteer hours (11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday); visit online at www.payitforwardhouse.org or email info@PayItForwardHouse.org to have a form emailed. Call (815) 762-4882 for more information.

Visit Glidden Homestead online at www.gliddenhomestead.org; email info@GliddenHomestead.org to have a form emailed to you; or call (815) 756-7904 for more information.

Posted Nov. 5, 2014

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