Pies and glory to be had at Libraries’ Thanksgiving Bash

November 16, 2012

Friday was pie day at the UW-Madison Libraries! Dozens of staff members from libraries all over campus convened upon Memorial Library to sample and vote on their favorite pies baked by their colleagues.

The annual Libraries Thanksgiving Bash is a celebration of the fundraising campaign Partners in Giving, the campus-wide effort that supports a number of non-profit organizations like Gathering Waters Conservancy, Access to Community Services, Inc., and Community Shares of Wisconsin.

Apple ended up being the winner of the day: a classic apple pie baked by Libraries Interim Director Ed Van Gemert and a caramel pecan apple pie baked by Financial Specialist Tina Denker generated twenty nods apiece.

Noted Van Gemert, “We may be approaching the fiscal cliff, but we’ll always have apple pie.”

Indeed. Happy Thanksgiving, from the Libraries!