Library fundraiser a huge success

Linda Reed and Judy Morris sample pies during the Yippie Pie Yi Yea fundraiser at the library.

by marlys good

The “Yippie Pie Yi Yea” fundraiser held Thursday at the Greybull Public Library was a huge success with wall-to-wall attendees. An estimated 100-125 “tasters and patrons” were present to taste the 26 pies, listen to guitar music provided by Emelyn Pimentel and Ron McClure, and the humorous western “pie” songs offered up by Rev. Becky Anderson.

When all the tasting was done, the  $50 Judges Choice gift card went to Cathy Kunkel for her “Greek Honey Nut Pie,” and the $25 People’s Choice award went to “Gene Autry’s Peanut Butter Pie” baked by Deborah Rosser.

In the three drawings Ken Mazur and Iyrna Whaley won decorative rope baskets and Nathan Oster won a pottery pie pan.

Chris Waite, director of the Greybull Recreation District, had made a variety of unique pottery pie plates that tasters could elect to use and keep, for a donation to the Greybull Recreation District scholarship fund.

Carolyn Walton of the BHC Library Foundation said the fundraiser added $1,215 the Endowment Challenge which will qualify it for the ninth 3:1 match from the state. Walton said, “This puts us just under the initial maximum offer to match up to $98,500.”

Including the proceeds from “Yippie-Pie,” the Foundation has raised $95,630.

Walton said: “The foundation members marvel at the response to this Endowment Challenge and will be happy to think that we just might end up with a $500,000 permanent endowment for the library when this is all over the end of June.”