The Daily Iowegian
---- — “Going once, going twice…sold!” That cry was heard several times Saturday, March 29, as 45 pies were auctioned at the Mystic Center. The soup supper/pie auction served as a fundraiser for the renovation of the Walnut City Church. Sharon West, Jerry McIntyre and Darrell Koehler provided entertainment, with a special visit from “Nurse Ruthie.” The donated pies ranged from soft pies such as coconut crème, banana crème, chocolate peanut butter caramel, raisin creme, lemon meringue (to name a few) to fruit pies such as apple, pineapple, strawberry, cherry, gooseberry, raspberry and peach. There were even online bidders. Auctioneers Unlimited donated their services.
All proceeds were donated to the refurbishing of the Walnut City Church. After completion of the interior, the building will be used for weddings, social gatherings and community activities.