Bake sale will benefit Habitat for Humanity

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pike County Habitat for Humanity’s Giant Cookie Sale is one of the biggest local sales of the season.

And, nowhere at Christmastime or anytime will home baked cookies and homemade candy be offered for the amazing price of $6 a pound.

Of course, the Giant Cookie Sale also has a table of cakes that are sold as marked but, they, too, will go at “good prices” for a good cause.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

The Giant Cookie Sale to benefit Pike County Habitat for Humanity will be from 8 a.m. until noon in the fellowship hall of St. Martin Catholic Church in Troy on Saturday.

St. Martin is located on the Elba Highway across from the Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center.

This year’s Giant Cookie Sale will feature a variety of cookies, candies and cakes.

“We have containers for the cookies or shoppers may bring their own,” said Lindia Dew, cookie sale chair. “As shoppers get in line, we’ll have plastic gloves to wear to make selections.”

Shoppers may choose all of one kind of cookie or candy or mix and match the sweet treats. When their container or containers are filled, they will be weighed and the weight will determine the cost.

“Jim Wadowick will entertain on the accordion during the earlier hours and we will all enjoy his music,” Dew said. “We invite everyone to the Giant Cookie Sale on Saturday.”

It’s not too late to bake cookies and cakes or make candy for Habitat’s Giant Cookie Sale. All homemade items should be delivered to the church office by 10 a.m. Friday if at all possible.

Proceeds form the Giant Cookie Sale help build Habitat homes in Pike County.

“The Giant Cookie Sale is important because it is the primary fundraiser for Pike County Habitat for Humanity,” Dew said. “It is important also because we are finishing up the 12th Habitat house in Pike County. When that house is finished, we will be starting on house number 13 from zero. So, this Giant Cookie Sale is very important.”

Dew said that Habitat builds house for families that need a home and are willing to invest sweat equity in the building of their home and in a home for another family.

The families must also be able to make regular monthly payments on the home.