‘Amplify Our Love With Pie,’ Sweet Potato Comfort Pie to Honor MLK Day
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, hundreds will join a virtual celebration on Sunday. And they’re doing it while eating pie.
Rose McGee, the founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, is hosting the 7th annual holiday service to celebrate what would have been Dr. King’s 92nd birthday. The virtual event will present awards and have several speakers. The theme this year is “Amplify Our Love With Pie.”
“It’s love we want to amplify here. It’s critical right now. So many people have been in pain and it’s pain that has been inflicted from what is trauma, years of trauma,” said McGee.
On Saturday, registered participants can drive through Breck School in Golden Valley to pick up a slice of pie to enjoy before or during Sunday’s event.
During the virtual main event on Sunday, participants will select community members to be gifted whole pies. These community members can pick up their whole pies after the event on Sunday or on Monday.
In previous years, volunteers baked sweet potato pies to honor Dr. Martin Luther King at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley.
This year, Breck School in Golden Valley partnered with McGee to help bake the pies. Students will help distribute them on Saturday and assist the virtual event on Sunday.
Breck School staff say it’s important to remember Dr. King’s legacy, especially following a difficult year in 2020.
“The observance of this holiday is not the reason why we are setting aside time to talk about racial justice and healing, but it’s really the moment to celebrate the work we do in the entire year in the struggle towards justice,” said Frederique Schmidt, the community engagement head at Breck School.