May 13, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 112

Annual pie social, rummage sale benefits area groups

KIMBALL, Wis. — For more than 25 years, local residents have dined on pie while searching for hidden treasures during the annual Kimball Homemakers’ Rummage and Pie Social at the Kimball Community Center

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HELMI ANDERSON, of Kimball, Wis., handles the pie during the annual Kimball Homemakers’ Rummage and Pie Social on Saturday at the Kimball Community Center.

The tradition continued on Saturday with more than 100 people looking through items and dining on homemade pie.

According to group member Sandy Brunello, the event is very popular each year, with many repeat customers bringing their support.

“People like it because it’s very affordable,” Brunello said. “Where else can you get a piece of pie, coffee and a sandwich for $3?”

The proceeds from the event benefit many local groups and events, including Last Blast at the Hurley K-12 School, HOPE Animal Shelter, New Beginnings Pregnancy Services in Ironwood and local benefits.

“We try to keep everything local,” Brunello said. “We’re here to help the community.”

All of the rummage sale items are donated from group members and community members, allowing the sale to have a “good variety,” Brunello said.

“This is our one big fundraiser each year, and we are very thankful to everyone who has continued to support us,” Brunello said.