On Friday, Nov. 2, people will get the opportunity to buy their lunch along with a dessert to share (or not) with the entire office. That’s because Destiny Recovery Center will be hosting its second annual pie and baked potato sale.
“Last year, I had a house full of bakers and they were constantly baking pies at dinner,” Director Calina Mills said. “It all just came together and we were so successful that we decided to go ahead and do it again this year.”
Destiny Recovery Center is a women’s sober living facility where they focus on gaining new life skills in addition to retaining sobriety.
“While they are here, they get classes on budgeting, parenting and life skills,” Mills said. They also take courses at Southern Tech or the University Center of Southern Oklahoma based upon their interests.
“Ultimately, we want them to become a better person, and we give them skills that they can apply and use in their life,” Mills said. One of the many things the women learn while at Destiny Recovery Center is how to cook.
“Some of them never knew anything other than fast food, even for their children,” Mills said. So we have a lady that comes in and does cooking classes so when they leave they will be able to prepare those meals that they should have been preparing the whole time.” This bake sale provides the perfect opportunity to put those new skills to the test.
Pies are $13 a piece and patrons can choose from pecan, pumpkin, apple, cherry and the house special — sopapilla cheesecake. Mills created the recipe herself and it combines cream cheese with sugar, cinnamon, butter and vanilla with a crescent roll crust.
Baked potatoes are $6 and come loaded with cheese, sour cream, chives, bacon and butter. For $8, patrons get the option of having a baked potato filled with chopped brisket.
All proceeds from the sale will go to United Way of South Central Oklahoma. Orders can be placed by calling 580-798-4421 and must be placed by October 31 at 5 p.m. Cash and checks made out to United Way of South Central Oklahoma will be accepted and orders can be paid for in advance or when picked up on Nov. 2 at Destiny Recovery Center located at 1708 Cherokee Place. Delivery is available for large orders.