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Published May 19, 2009, 06:37 AM

More than 900 pies expected for CHUM's Rhubarb Festival

More than 900 rhubarb pies, along with jams, breads muffins and other rhubarb foods, are expected to be sold at Churches United in Ministries' fifth annual Rhubarb Festival.

More than 900 rhubarb pies, along with jams, breads muffins and other rhubarb foods, are expected to be sold at Churches United in Ministries' fifth annual Rhubarb Festival.

The free event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27 at First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St., Duluth The festival has become CHUM’s largest community fundraiser, with money supporting the group's food shelves and emergency shelter.

In addition to the sale of rhubarb foods, games and music will be provided for children. The event also features a stage show with music by local bands.

Forty local churches support CHUM, which serves more than 7,000 Twin Ports-area residents annually.

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