Bake, buy a pie for charity
Bake or buy a pie to help raise money for charity and remember a beloved community member famed for his tasty concoctions.
The first "Harold Fuller — Piece of Pie Day" will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at the covered picnic area in Gresham's Main City Park, 219 S. Main Ave. Those who attend, are asked to bring a pie as a donation, which will then be sold by the slice for $1.
All proceeds will benefit Fuller's favorite charities — Union Gospel Mission, My Father's House, and Healthcare Chaplains Ministry.
Fuller, who passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 14, was known for providing physical and spiritual comfort at Gresham's Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center with his delicious, hand-made pies. The longtime Gresham resident and retired minister was beloved within the community, supporting friends and neighbors alike.
He baked at least once a week for his fellow staff members, who excitedly would bring him the fruit to serve as filling. He loved surprising people on their birthdays with his concoctions, and would also give pies to families awaiting news in the intensive care unit, which was on the same floor as his office. Fuller also took Best of Show honors for his Cranberry Apple Pie in December 2017, during the Outlook's annual reader recipe contest.
The hope is to have the event become an annual gathering that will raise money for local charities and keep Fuller's memory alive.
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