REED CITY — Though they did not raise enough money, The United Methodist Church of Reed City pastor still took a pie to the face.
Rev. Kathy Cadarette had previously agreed to take a pie to the face should her church raise more money at the annual Reed City CROP Walk on Sunday than either of the other churches in her denomination. She also agreed to take a cherry pie to the face if the three churches combined beat their record of $15,000.
The pie to the face was a little premature, said Cadarette, since another church in their denomination came in late with last-minute funds.
“After I was pied, Hersey actually came in with more raised,” she said. “But the deadline was 1:30 (p.m.), so I guess it still counted.”
With the combined amount of money not reaching the $15,000 record, Cadarette gave the cherry pie away to one of the runners.
Cadarette’s church raised just over $1,000, the most Reed City has ever raised. Across the three churches in the denomination, a total of $6,053 was raised.
“All three churches really rose up to the challenge,” Cadarette said.
CROP Hunger Walks help support the overall work of the Church World Service in their efforts across the globe and allows an individual walk to donate up to 25 percent of the funds raised to a local “hunger-fighting” program in its community.
Money raised at the CROP Walk will go to the Reed City Ministerial Association Food Pantry, located in St Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church.