Today I helped Mom with a bake sale she was in charge of. Every year, the Lincoln Hills Needle Arts group hosts a craft fair. Vendors from the area sell everything from jewelry to baby blankets, carved wood to pottery. It's a fun event. There is also a bake sale, the proceeds of which going to local charities.
Last year, Mom was offered the leadership role for this year's bake sale. She made spreadsheets, put together kits of baggies, twisty-ties, and ribbon, and got the word out.
I came home last night to find Mom and Dad's house crammed full of baked goods.
That last picture is pastries that spell "LH 2008." LH stands for Lincoln Hills.
We started at 7:00 this morning, hauling everything out to the cars. By 8:00, we were setting up at the clubhouse, with the help of three other ladies.
We had a huge haul of cookies, brownies, cakes, breads, fudge, muffins...and many other things. One awesome lady donated several buckets of fancy sugar cookies--bears, flowers and sheep. These were a huge hit, especially with children and ladies who have grandchildren!
We also had a huge haul of people.
There were few breaks in the action--people take their baked goods seriously! At 2:30, we made everything 50% off, marvelling at how much we had sold.
By 3:30, when we closed up shop, we had one lonely box of baked goods left.
We also had almost $2,500 in profit.
Needless to say, we're all pretty fried tonight. I stopped at Papa Murphy's on the way home for some pizza, and we're all lounging around in our jammies. It was a lot of work, but also a fun day, and it's great to know that we did something really great for local charities.