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Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop of Lafayette Celebrates Pi Day

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Pi Day is March 14th, an annual event dating back to 1988.

Posted: Mar 5, 2021 12:09 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2021 12:13 PM

Lafayette, LA (Grassroots Newswire) March 5, 2021 - Pi Day is March 14th, an annual event dating back to 1988. That's when physicist Larry Shaw with the Exploratorium in San Francisco realized that the date 3/14 echoes the first three digits of pi, a constant value used in math to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. In a team-building effort at the Exploratorium, Shaw invited employees for pie and tea on 3/14 at precisely 1:59 pm. The first five numbers of pi are 3.14159, and pies are typically round, like a circle, so Shaw's precise timing and choice of dessert were no accidents – and Pi Day was born. On March 12, 2009, the U.S. Congress ensured the holiday's success when they recognized 3/14 as National Pi Day.

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, a franchise network of local pie shops, is celebrating Pi Day 2021 by donating to one middle school in each community that hosts a locally owned Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. For the Lafayette-area shop, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop of Lafayette, that school is LJ Alleman Middle School.

"Middle school is typically when students learn basic geometry and are introduced to the concept of pi, a non-terminating, non-repeating, 'infinite' decimal," said Scott and Meredith Layton, founders of Buttermilk Sky Pie. "We thought that Pi Day would be the perfect time to thank the teachers for their infinite energy and the never-ending support they bring to our kids every day."

Local entrepreneur Andrew Lawton, owner of the Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop of Lafayette, located at 454 Heymann Blvd, is also joining in the celebration, inviting local families to stop in for special Pi Day promotions and to pick up or order a homemade Buttermilk Sky Pie as the centerpiece of their own Pi Day festivities. Since Pi Day this year falls on a Sunday, when some Buttermilk Sky Pie Shops are closed, he urges shoppers to plan ahead to be certain that they have the perfect pie on hand for their Pi Day Celebration.

"Like all of our Buttermilk Sky Pie Shops, our Lafayette shop takes visitors back to a time when pies were handmade with love," said the Laytons. "From the nostalgic décor to the mercantile shelves, every Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop provides the warm and delicious experience of Southern tradition. Pies are baked daily from scratch with simple real ingredients using time-honored recipes and include such favorites as Key Lime, Granny's Apple Pie, and our award-winning Coconut Cream."

For more information about Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop of Lafayette, please contact owner Andrew Lawton at lafayettela@buttermilkskypie.com or 337-235-4442 or visit https://www.buttermilkskypie.com/locations/lafayette/.

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