Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary’s bakeless bake sale helps to count calories and support a worthwhile cause

Lynn Foster, Manitoulin Health Centre president and CEO, purchases some bakeless goodies from Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary treasurer Marilee Hore.

LITTLE CURRENT – Back by popular demand, the Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary in Little Current is once again holding its ‘bakeless bake sale’ for the holiday season.

What is a bakeless bake sale, you might ask? For years the auxiliary held a cookie walk fundraiser near the end of November. Tables upon tables of cookies of all shapes, sizes and tastes would be piled high at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, all lovingly baked by auxiliary members and their friends. For a fee, depending on the size of takeout box chosen, one would make their way throughout the hall and fill their box with cookies. As the years went on the auxiliary found the crowds becoming smaller; attitudes toward sugar and watching calories began to change, and so the bakeless bake sale was born last year.

Instead of filling a box with sweets, the auxiliary asks the public for their support through the purchase of paper treats. For instance, one dozen ‘cookies’ can be bought for $4, a ‘pie’ for $10, five dozen ‘cookies’ for $20 and so on.

A message can then be written on the goodies, which will be placed for public view within the hospital.

The bake sale is on now until December 8. Forms are available at the hospital admitting desk, auxiliary tuck cart and Doug’s Barber Shop in downtown Little Current. Donations can also be dropped off at each of these locations.