Highland News Leader

Celebrity Pie Auction to Benefit Relay for Life

Participating in the Celebrity Pie Auction June 16 are, from left, Pastor Will VerDuin of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Curt Libbra of Highland News Leader, Jay Boulanger of Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Howard Held of Scheffel-Boyle and the Highland Chamber of Commerce, and City Manager Mark Latham. Also baking, but not present for the photo, are Mayor Joe Michaelis, Chief of Police Terry Bell, Superintendent of Schools Mike Sutton, and Bruce Bellm of Highland Country Club.
Participating in the Celebrity Pie Auction June 16 are, from left, Pastor Will VerDuin of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Curt Libbra of Highland News Leader, Jay Boulanger of Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, Howard Held of Scheffel-Boyle and the Highland Chamber of Commerce, and City Manager Mark Latham. Also baking, but not present for the photo, are Mayor Joe Michaelis, Chief of Police Terry Bell, Superintendent of Schools Mike Sutton, and Bruce Bellm of Highland Country Club. mbraa@bnd.com

The Oldies but Goodies Relay for Life Team is hosting its annual “Celebrity Pie Auction” during the Peanut Butter & Jam Festival Friday, June 16.

Pies will be baked by various Highland celebrities and auctioned off during the “Paint the Town Purple” PBJ Festival on the downtown Square, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Virgil Straeter will serve as auctioneer. All proceeds will benefit Highland’s Relay for Life.

Highland celebrities who have consented to bake a pie for the auction are Curt Libbra of the Highland News Leader (rhubarb pie), Howard Held of the Chamber of Commerce (cherry pie), Bruce Bellm of Highland Country Club (strawberry pie), Jay Boulanger of Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home (very berry pie), Pastor Will VerDuin of Evangelical United Church of Christ (“stompin’ chomp” berry pie), Chief of Police Terry Bell (cherry pie), City Manager Mark Latham (Disney caramel apple pie), Superintendent of Schools Mike Sutton (pecan pie), and Mayor Joe Michaelis (blackberry pie).

You won’t want to miss this — a chance to purchase a delicious pie baked by one of Highland’s finest and support the fight against cancer at the same time.

“Paint the Town Purple” At A Glance

Local Relay for Life Teams will be decked out in purple at the Peanut Butter & Jam Festival on the Square in downtown Highland from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday, June 16, for “Paint the Town Purple” day.

Relay teams will be holding various fundraisers for the upcoming Relay, including the Celebrity Pie Auction which, begins at 12:15 pm. You will also be able to register for the Survivor Dinner, which is held just prior to the Relay, or purchase a luminary in honor of or in memory of someone. The Luminaria Ceremony will be held the night of Relay at 9:15 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit Highland’s Relay for Life, which will be held June 24 at Glik Park. For more information about the Relay — to become a sponsor, form a team, or to join a team — contact Event Chair, Joy Krouper at 618-409-7864.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and support these Relay for Life teams and their fight against cancer.

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