Thursday, April 2, 2009

Daffodils are in bloom, bees are buzzing, and...

THE FARMER'S MARKET IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!!!! Sorry, it's just that we get so excited about farmer's market season. On Saturday, May 2nd, the West Frederick Farmer's Market will kick off at 10:00 am so shake off your grocery bags and head out to join us with new products, new faces, and a new Cakes for Cause t-shirt. We'll be spending these last few weeks refining our product list to give you the best flavor and the best value for fresh, hand-crafted baked goods...with a mission. Join us on Baughman's Lane, behind the Quality Inn from 10:00-1:00 every Saturday until, who wants to volunteer?

How's the Cakes for Cause project going? Sigh, construction...we're pushed back to mid-June for a completion date for our downtown retail space but we're using the time to refine the curriculum and push everyone on our team to greatness. We have a wonderful group of staff and volunteers that has put lesson plans, activities, and creative ideas to work to make a difference for at-risk youth. It's not just about the baking for us, that's just the catalyst to things like money and time management, community service, resume and cover letter skills, and positive workplace behaviors. When we open our doors, we'll be prepared to teach work and life skills that will help youth successfully transition into adulthood. Many of you have helped us along the way and we thank you for your efforts...our grand opening is all about you!

First's all about the books!
Join us at our office this Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 in beautiful downtown Frederick. We'll have sweet treats to give away, friendly faces, and we'll let you take a peek at the cookbooks we're reading lately for inspiration. Our offices are located at 22 South Market Street in the Federated Charities Building Courtyard. You'll see our sign and our lights so stop in and say hello.

How can you get involved?
We are a very flexible organization. We have people involved at every level and you can get involved too. Link here to a general information sheet about becoming a volunteer. 

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