Charity League bake sale is Wednesday

Published 7:23 am Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tasty treats for a good cause. That’s what you can find Wednesday morning on the Mike Amos show as the Troy Charity League conducts it’s first televised bake sale.

The cakes, all homemade, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with all the proceeds going to support the Charity League’s works throughout the year.

Members are hoping the cakes call fill a need for folks seeking a special dessert for Thanksigivng. “You don’t have to worry about your Thanksgiving dessert this year,” Leigh Anne Windham said. “Let the ladies of the Troy Charity League do it for you.”

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And, since the cakes are homemade, many can be frozen for use throughout the holiday season.

Windham said the bake sale is taking the place of the group’s Christmas Gala, which was one of the primary funding sources for the organization. The league’s works are aimed at helping children throughout Pike County.

“We help clothe the children of Pike County through assisting in clothing the Pike County foster children,” Windham said. “We are also notified by school nurses throughout the year when they have children who have clothing needs.”

The Charity League also purchases and donates school supplies for the foster children and gives each elementary school in Pike County a box of supplies for teachers to use as needed. “We donate everything from underwear to pencils, so the schools will have them on hand if a child has a need,” Windham said.

The Charity League also conducts sight and hearing screenings for every first-, third- and fifth-grader in Pike County each year.

“We also assist in special cases when families need our assistance in paying for medical exams for children or with the costs of purchasing glasses,” Windham said.

With so many needs throughout the year, the members of the Charity League are counting on the generosity of Pike County to help support their efforts. “So tune into the Mike Amos show on Wednesday morning,” Windham said.