PIQUA — When you buy a meringue pie or chocolate chip cookie from the Piqua Manor bake sale that is to come, you are not only satisfying your sweet tooth; you are helping to find a cure to a deadly disease.
The Piqua Manor nursing home will be sponsoring a bake sale on Friday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with proceeds going toward the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We’re trying to raise as much money as we can for the association,” said Kim Fair, activity director at Piqua Manor. “We love (doing bake sales), we have so many residents here and families who will benefit (from the association) down the road.”
The baked goods are homemade by Piqua Manor staff and from baker Kim Davis of Desserts By Kim. Some of the items that will be available include cakes, cookies, brownies, specialty recipes, meringue pies, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter pies.
“A lot of our staff members and residents know somebody who has Alzheimer’s; it touches them in some way,” Fair said.
Residents will also be helping with the sale by helping to sell items, talking to guests, and cleaning off tables. You will see the smiling face of Ethel Pry, 78, when you first walk through the Piqua Manor doors, as she will be the official greeter.
“(Residents) just love to visit and help with whatever they can,” Fair said, “They always help with sales.”
The bake sale will be at Piqua Manor, located at 1840 W. High St. To donate directly to the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp.
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