Dutch Apple Pie sale returns after one year hiatus

The Lafayette Christian School's Dutch Apple Pie Sale is back. Last year it was canceled due to the pandemic.

Posted: Oct 13, 2021 6:25 AM
Updated: Oct 13, 2021 9:15 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette Christian School's Dutch Apple Pie Sale is back. Last year it was canceled due to the pandemic.

The sale kicks off Wednesday at 8:30 am at the Lafayette Christian School. There will be a drive-through to pick up the pies, the sale lasts until Friday.

Volunteers strive to make over four thousand pies to sell. The proceeds will go to helping the school lower tuition prices.

It's the 27th year of the sale and the first one since the pandemic broke out.

The apples in the pies come from Covington and the crusts are also from Indiana. But, the Dutch pies stem from the school's history. It was first opened by Dutch people. The school's former principal Abe Vreeke was born in the Netherlands, he came back from his current home in Grand Rapids, Michigan to volunteer his time making pies. 

"We want to make sure that the children here get a really good education," Vreeke said. 

The school's director of advancement Jennifer White says this fundraiser is not just about Lafayette Christian School, but the community as a whole.

"[The fundraiser] builds the community," she told News 18. "We have people from Purdue, we have parents, grandparents that come in and volunteer to make these pies ... We're just grateful for our community. We have great neighbors around us. We have Sunnyside across the road and we are just so so grateful for our community here in Lafayette."

The Lafayette Christian School is located at 525 N 26th St in Lafayette. 

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