Lake City, IA: A Sweet Way to Celebrate with Pie and Friends


Residents, staff, and friends from the community gathered in the main dining room recently to celebrate National Pie Day. Of course, the only way to appropriately celebrate this event was to sample a personal slice of delicious pie! Shady Oaks Life Enrichment Coordinator, Deb Jones, baked ten pies for the special day. She was very busy in the kitchen the day before whipping up two each of these tantalizing creations: coconut cream, chocolate cream, strawberry cream, pumpkin, and cherry. The coconut and chocolate cream fillings were, of course, topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut and shavings of chocolate, respectively. The strawberry cream pie had a strawberry Jello-based filling, topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberries. The cherry pie had a filling that closely resembled cheesecake, topped with cherry filling and garnished with whipped cream. And, lastly, the pumpkin pie wasn’t complete without a generous dollop of …. whipped cream on each serving! Everyone who attended the event was all smiles while enjoying the tasty pie with coffee and visiting with their tablemates. The room was a buzz with conversation and laughter! Resident Peggy O. shared, “The strawberry cream pie was luscious!” Resident Mary Kay G. concurred when she added, “It was wonderful-la!” And the friends from the community gave rave reviews too. Volunteer Kathryn Myers commented, “The pie was luscious!” Friend Kris Hare explained, “The pie was excellent. It was nice and cozy in the dining room. Everyone could come and go as they pleased. The surroundings were very inviting. I enjoyed renewing my friendships with Peggy O. and Kathryn Myers as we sat at the same table and visited. And it was nice to catch up with people that I didn’t know were here.” All of those sentiments were shared by everyone who attended. The lasting impression of our National Pie Day celebration was not only a smile from sampling delicious pie, but also a commitment to get together again sometime soon for a wonderful visit with all of our friends, over dessert and coffee.

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Submitted By:
Deb Jones, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City