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Strawberry Pie Week more than 30-year tradition

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe Jimmie Carder, general manager of Jim's Steak and Spaghetti House, holds a piece of the strawberry pie on the first day of Strawberry Pie Week.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Jimmie Carder, general manager of Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House, holds a piece of the strawberry pie on the first day of Strawberry Pie Week.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — If there’s a strawberry shortage in the United States soon, it could be because they have all been used to make pies at Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House.

“I can’t remember not coming here for Strawberry Pie Week,” said Carolyn Fannin, 68, of Flatwoods, Kentucky. “We came five times one year. I spent enough on gas to buy five pies.”

For more than three decades, Strawberry Pie Week has started the Tuesday after Mother’s Day. Jimmie Carder, general manager, said she doesn’t know exactly when or why the tradition began, but as the line outside the restaurant indicated, it’s definitely a tradition…

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