On Saturday, October 17th, the Women of the Pines came together to host their annual bake sale. As always, the event was filled with sweet treats and smiling, satisfied shoppers.
There was truly something to satisfy every craving available at the bake sale this year! The sale offered an extensive selection of baked goods, including but certainly not limited to: cookies, muffins, quick breads, pies, cakes, brownies, blondies, and more. Those with food sensitivities and dietary restrictions could choose from a selection of Keto and Gluten-free goodies. Even four-legged family members were able to take home special, homemade dog treats.
In addition to baked goods, the sale also offered a raffle containing prizes donated by members of Women of the Pines and local businesses.
The bake sale, which is held yearly on the third Saturday in October, has been an annual event for nearly a decade. Since the bake sale first started, Women of the Pines was one of the two hundred vendors that participated in the Holly Arts and Crafts Festival in Pinehurst. However, due to the pandemic, there was a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the Holly Festival.
Nonetheless, the Women of the Pines decided the show must go on and teamed up with the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange to host the sale. The venue ended up being the perfect location for the popular event.
At the end of the day, raffle ticket sales and proceeds from the bake sale generated a total of $2,213, far exceeding the group’s expectations. As always, 100% of the proceeds will be going to charities and charitable causes. Each year, the Women of the Pines funds two scholarships to Sandhills Community College, and has given approximately $62,000 to the school.
The Women of the Pines have not let the pandemic slow them down. When previous events—such as the fashion show previously planned for March—were cancelled, they quickly came up with other avenues of fundraising and community outreach. Instead, they hosted an online auction to continue their mission virtually.
“I think this is outstanding. I really had no idea we would do this well considering the pandemic and change of venue,” said President Janice Davis. “We are grateful for the support of the community for this important charitable event.”
For more information on Women of the Pines, please contact Bar Summers, Membership Chair at email@example.com