January 23, 2013 was named National Pie Day by the American Pie Council.
Being an avid pie lover and knowing that many employees at the University Store are like minded, we decided that participating in this major event would be fun, team building and yummy. I often dream up some crazy ideas, but nothing would ever be accomplished without my dedicated staff. In this case I handed off the National Pie Day celebration to Carey Bonvegna, one of our Course Material Buyers and baker extraordinaire. She took the idea and ran with it. Thank you, Carey!
Carey sent out a clever flyer, managed the “pie list”, made sure we had utensils and space for the pies, and enlisted her fellow pie loving co-workers to participate. January is a busy time here at the University Store. We have a lot to do in this week before the students return to campus full-time, and our main focus to prepare for their arrival, but a little pie never hurt anyone!
Our little celebration was a great success. We had Coconut Custard Pie, Apple pie, Cherry pie, Pecan pie, Whoopie pie (amazing, by the way!), Tomato pie, Pizza pie, Chicken Pot Pie and more. I think it is important to share our talents and fellowship with the people we spend so much time with every week. I am now scouting the internet for other strange occasions that we can celebrate. We may make one up, too! After all, Soup Day was a big hit, too.
Stop by the University Store — something is always happening here!