Now, it's a tradition.

For the second year in a row, members of the Clintonville Woman's Club have donated pies -- lots of them -- to the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center to bring some holiday cheer to the organization's clients.

The pies, which the club members purchased through the organization's catering contractor, were to have been delivered the afternoon of Nov. 14.

A ceremonial passing of pie boxes took place at the center's food pantry that morning.

It means a lot to the settlement house, Executive Director Bill Owens said, to have that kind of support from another longstanding neighborhood institution.

"This is a partnership in our community that goes back longer than I've been here," said Owens, in his 22nd year with the CRC.

This year's donation, according to Woman's Club pie committee member Kate Blakeslee, exceeded the number purchased last year during the inaugural event. CRC was to receive 117 pies, up from 79 in 2016.

"We had a much better response for pies," Blakeslee said.

"It's nice to support them," said Avis Gloeckner, another pie committee representative.

"Holiday time in our community, it is important for everyone to be remembered," Owens said. "Symbolically, we've been inclusive of everyone in sharing holiday traditions -- and holiday foods, in this instance.

"And who doesn't like pie?"

Owens wore a pie-shaped hat for the ceremonial acceptance of the pie boxes.

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