Golden Valley Volunteers Prepare for “Holiday of Service”
Rose McGee and volunteers from Golden Valley are preparing for a Holiday of Service in the days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Volunteers can make sweet potato comfort pies at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday. Then on Sunday, they can taste the pies and be part of a community building discussion on Sunday. Several community groups help with these events, which includes the Golden Valley Community Foundation, Minnesota Humanities Center, DeepRoots Gourmet Desserts, and Calvary Lutheran Church.
Making Sweet Potato Comfort Pies:
“We have volunteers come in on Saturday and make the number of pies that Dr. King’s age would be,” explains McGee. “So 91 pies will be made by volunteers.”
The baking will be at Calvary Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please email the organizer to register.
Check out the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie recipe here.
Talking about Sweet Potato Comfort Pie:
The sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday of Service called “Sweet Potato Comfort Pie: A Catalyst for Caring and Building Community” will be Sunday, January 19 from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. at Brookview Golden Valley. After conversations, volunteers will serve up sweet potato pie and non-alcoholic beverages.
“We come to have conversations and dialogue around tough issues like race and equity,” said McGee. “They have a chance to share stories.”
This year’s theme will be Honoring Courageous Women, with priority given to delivering pies to women undergoing transition.
Katie Sample will receive the first Batter that Matters award that spotlights successes in educating African-American children. She was one of the first African-American social workers in Minneapolis Public Schools.
To register for the free event, click here.