Kathy Thomas operates her bake sale table.

Neighbours meet neighbours at Easter bake sale

Curran Hall Community Association fundraiser brings them together

Who wouldn’t want to start off their Saturday morning bright and early for an Easter bake sale?

Curran Hall Community Association hosted a fundraiser filled with bakeNeighbou goods, coffee and a good old fashion Easter hunt. It was a way for neighbours to interact with each other and raise money for their community.

Volunteers from the Orton Park area were the ones selling cookies, coffee and crafts to help support the great cause.

Former association president Brian MacFarlane said they decided on a bake sale because it brings people from the community out. They also think of how they can use the money back into their neighbourhood.

“We might use the money we get from this event to buy garbage bags for community clean up,” he said. “Or we might use it for the children’s Christmas party that we do every year since 1957.”

The association members meet as a group when it comes to deciding where the funds should go.

“We talk about our community and see where we want it to go,” he said. “And if it’s for doing a community event we’ll plan that out and take all the steps we need to get there.”

Association secretary Kathy Thomas said the Easter event wasn’t just for the young ones, as they kept the Easter egg hunt on the low.

“So the kids went out and we put small chocolate eggs in a big plastic one, “ she said. “We hid them all around the park and then we had 11 kids go out and find them and then we bring them back in and divided it up equally. The bake sale was because we had activity coming in and out of the centre; it just helps to raise funds.”

MacFarlane felt like the event had a small turnout, but he was still satisfied with how everything went.

“Most people are away for Easter weekend and we have a lot of seniors that come out to this,” he said. “That’s good because they haven’t seen each other in a while because of the winter. It’s kind of nice because it’s really just for the community; to get people going.”