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FREE MLK PEACE through P.I.E. Social

Beauty's Community Garden

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

FREE MLK PEACE through P.I.E. Social

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Be a part of bringing PEACE through P.I.E. to Houston.  America’s melting pot adds a unique flavor to each community. Using culinary traditions PEACE through P.I.E. brings different people together to share our history and discover our commonalities.  Its purpose is to strengthen the walls of love, unity, peace, and respect among neighbors.  Celebrate The Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by attending this hallmark MLK holiday tradition. Come eat pie and share neighborly love. 

This event is in partnership with Beauty’s Community Garden, St. Matthews United Methodist Church and Memorial Hermann-Greater Heights. FREE ADMISSION to the Public. Pie-O-Neer Aprons are $15 if pre-ordered online.

Check out the video below to learn more about the PEACE through P.I.E. movement that started in Austin, TX.


Baking Contest Rules


  • If you are baking pies the Deadline to register your pie is midnight December 30, 2017.
  • All pies must be prepared upon check-in and homemade. We will not be able to facilitate pie baking at the venue.
  • Pies must be checked in by 9:00a.m. on January 13, 2018. Each baker is asked to bake 2 pies same kind, one for judging and one for the crowd.
  • All church groups and other organizations are asked to donate no less than 4 pies as a whole and are welcome to donate more. 
  • All pies must be packaged in disposable dishes or dishes that do not need to be returned and preferably with a snap on clear lid.
  • Tack on a label that list the main ingredients of each pie. If using nuts, be sure to list what kind. If mixed nuts are used state mixed nuts and list the predominate nuts. For example: Mixed nuts with peanuts, almonds, Brazilian and more.

Pie of Honor Baking Rules

  • If you are baking a pie to honor someone special who has contributed to community building, using a letter size sheet of paper tell us who your pie is honoring.
  • Include a picture and one paragraph or less telling us any contribution the person made to the community.
  • Your paragraph should be type written using font style Times Roman 14pt.

Pie Storage and Container Guidelines

  • If your pie dish needs to be served hot then you will need to supply a portable chaffing dish and sternos. You will be responsible for collecting your chaffing dish at the close of the competition.
  • Due to limited cold space we may not be able to accommodate pies that need to be served cold, therefore keep this in mind when determining what kind of pie you will make.

Pie Judging Guidelines

  • The community will give thumbs up to the best pies entered
  • Winners will be announced after the community has their say
  • Participants must be present during contest and judging 


Have questions about FREE MLK PEACE through P.I.E. Social? Contact Beauty's Community Garden

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St. Matthews United Methodist Church
4300 North Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77018

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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Beauty's Community Garden

Beauty's Community Garden is located at 3201 Airline @ E. 32nd Street.  We are currently accepting volunteers with and without gardening experience.  Volunteer hours are Mondays and Saturdays 9a.m.-11:00a.m. Fall/Winter.  Volunteer hours during Spring/Summer are Mondays 6:30p.m.-8pm and Saturdays 8am-10am.  To sign up as a volunteer and to learn more about Beauty's Garden visit


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