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Heart Association recruiting bakers

The Pike County Heart Association board is answering the call to, once again, offer the “bakings” of some of the best cooks in the county as a fundraiser for the association.

Heilon Motes, bake sale chair, said she has already enlisted more than 45 “best cooks” and more are needed to make the fundraiser the tremendous success it can and should be.

“When you have cooks like we’re going to have, people will be scrambling to get their baked goods,” Motes said.

“We’ve already had people calling us asking to reserve so-and-so’s cake or pie. And, if we get a request for a certain person’s baked item, we’ll contact them and see if they’ll be willing to fill another order. All the money goes to such a worthy cause, the fight against heart disease and stroke.”

The Pike County Heart Association’s bake sale will be Feb. 18 at the Colley Senior Complex in Troy. Otis Stone will be on the radio promoting the sale and filling orders.

“The bake sale is not an auction,” Motes said. “You buy outright.”

There will be a large variety of items for sale including layer cakes, pound cakes, pies and cookies and maybe even candy.

“Every cook who is participating is a great cook and it wouldn’t be possible for me to begin to name them all,” she said.

“But those that quickly come to mind are Agnes Johnson and her teacakes, Jewel Griffin and her Italian Cream Cake. And, there’s Gladys Lucas and her coconut cake and Sara Pittman’s Chocolate Italian Cream Cake. Joyce Lee’s peanut brittle. There’s just no stopping place.”

However, she did mention strawberry and lemon cheese cakes, key lime, chocolate and coconut pies, brownies and all kinds of pound cakes. Far too much to name.

Most of the layer cakes will sale for $35 with large pound cakes at $30 and small ones at $25.

The pies will sell for $10 and the cookies will be sold by the bag.

“We will appreciate anyone who will bake an item for our sale and we appreciate those who are so generous in their purchasing,” Motes said.

To volunteer as a baker or to reserve an item call 566-3947.