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Homemade Pie Social is Saturday, October 3

September 25, 2009

HANCOCK, MI - After 108 years of snowmelt and Keweenaw rainfall, it's not surprising that the 19 basement windows of Finlandia University's Old Main building are ready for replacement.

Don Peryam of Hancock is betting that several hundred slices of homemade pie will ultimately result in their replacement.

On Saturday, October 3, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. a homemade pie social will raise funds to help purchase new windows for Old Main. The event will take place on the enclosed front porch and the first floor of Finlandia's Hoover Center, which is at the corner of Quincy and Ryan streets in Hancock.

In preparation for the pie social, Peryam has been busy painting and repairing the enclosed porch at the front and side of the Hoover Center building.

Peryam and his "Sander's Club" have arranged and completed numerous repair, maintenance, and beautification projects on Finlandia's campus in recent years. They began raising funds for the replacement windows this spring. So far, donor commitments have been made for about half of the windows.

Each window and its installation costs approximately $600. An entire window can be donated in memory or in honor of a loved one or a special event, and an inscribed plaque will be attached to the window frame. Peryam is hoping to wrap up the windows fundraising project by November 1; the windows will be installed next spring.

Peryam and local bakers Norma Nominelli, Hazel Tepsa, and Nancy Fenton are planning to make about 50 homemade pies for the fundraiser.

For additional information, please call Don Peryam at 906-483-4701.