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Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Historic Clarksville celebrates the MLK holiday by hosting a Peace Through Pie Social, enacting Dr. King’s message of peace and welcoming members of the community to take part in a new, highly-anticipated culinary tradition.

As the first organization to host a public Peace Through Pie Social, members of the Sweet Home congregation as well as neighbors and friends Pie-O-neered a movement that is now expanding to churches, schools, neighborhoods, cultural arts centers, and other community groups across the nation. This event has garnered strong community support year after year, solidifying it as the cornerstone of the Peace Through Pie movement. These Pie-O-neers are called by a message of reconciliation and inspired to gather around the “peace table” to build Dr. King’s Beloved Community. This year’s program features Sgt. Bobby Briscoe, author of “The Jungle Warriors,” as he shares his story of how a pie nourished the bodies and spirits of soldiers during war. Musical performances scheduled from Bells of Joy, Jacques Brown, and Kenny Hayes. An art exhibit from Sara Belknap’s students at nearby Mathews Elementary School and guest pie servers from Chef Mike Erickson’s culinary arts program at Connally High School of Pflugerville are part of non-profit Peace through Pie’s recent initiative or schools and youth groups, Pie-o-neers for Peace program. Everyone is invited to share pie and fellowship. Pie donations are encouraged and a pie auction is planned to raise money for the Sweet Home restoration project. Ice cream has been donated by Blue Bell Ice Cream. dip-station logo - color