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Published November 17, 2011, 06:54 PM

Holy Rosary's Catholic School keeps up delicious tradtion

Detroit Lakes, MN (WDAY TV) - It's been a tradition for almost 30 years; a delicious tradition. Holy Rosary's Catholic school in Detroit Lakes is cranking out pies to benefit the school - a lot of pies.

It's been a tradition for almost 30 years; a delicious tradition. Holy Rosary's Catholic school in Detroit Lakes is cranking out pies to benefit the school - a lot of pies.

Parents, faculty, parishioners, and students are busy here whipping up their famous pumpkin and apple pies. So far they've made 200. That is pretty far away from their goal of 1,700.

Apples are being peeled, dough is being rolled, and crusts are being filled with warm pumpkin. To make these 100% fresh pies it takes 3,600 apples, nearly 38 five-gallon buckets of fresh dough, and an enormous amount of pumpkin.

MaryAnn Nelmark, a parent of one of the students, says this pie sale not only makes your Thanksgiving holiday a breeze, it also brings together the community and the Perish.

MaryAnn Nelmark – Co-Chair, Parent: “I have been doing it for eight years now, and it is kind of a kick off to the holiday season, and what I always look at is everybody is so busy for the holidays, don't even bother, well take care of that pumpkin and that apple pie for you and it's going to a good cause.”

The pies are sold for $7 each. That number times 1700 brings the total earned to nearly $12,000. All of the money will go directly to the school and parish, making it one of the biggest fundraiser Holy Rosary puts on.

Catholic United Financial will donate by matching the pie sale of up to $1,000.

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