Onekama School students holding pie fundraiser

ONEKAMA — Onekama Consolidated School grade schoolers have hit the bricks for the third year in a row with a goal of selling an astonishing total of 1,000 pies to raise $10,000 to cover the costs of field trips and other needs, including a “good behavior” winter trip to ski at Crystal Mountain.

In 2016, the students sold 600 pies, raising over $6,000 and toppled that in 2017 with over 800 pies and $8,000. All funds are deposited in an Onekama Parent Teacher Organization account.

Pies people can purchase include Pumpkin,Triple Berry Crumb, Apple Crumb and Cherry Crumb. All pies are freshly baked in the Onekama Consolidated School kitchen by a volunteer Glenwood Restaurant team.

Pies are being sold now to November 12. All Onekama Consolidated Schools students in Kindergarten through fifth grade have order forms. Pie pick up is at the Onekama School’s Media Center on  November 20 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Pies may also be ordered by calling the Glenwood Restaurant at (231)889-3734, by going to the Glenwood Market in Manistee, located at 417 River St., Manistee, MI 49660 of by going to the Onekama School Student Services office. As a special incentive, the top 12 pie salespeople will join in a trip to Michigan Adventure in the spring of 2019.

Nelson Catanese, a fourth-Grader has plans to be the top selling pie salesperson for the third year in a row.

“I sold 42 in 2016, 80 in 2017 and I’m on track to hit my goal of selling 100,” Nelson said. “In the first two days I sold 32 pies.”

“It’s all about having fun and providing a rewarding work experience for Onekama’s young students,” said Glenwood owner Donna Ervin. “The kids learn how to take orders, be responsible with money and follow up by making sure we get their orders in time to bake the pies for all their customers.”

Ervin said the pies will be baked on November 18-19 for the November 20 pie pick up.

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