Key Peninsula bake sale raises money for victims of mudslide

Special to the GatewayApril 9, 2014 

A Key Peninsula bake sale fundraiser for the victims of the Oso landslide raised $4,000 last weekend.


A Key Peninsula bake sale raised $4,000 last weekend for the victims of the Oso mudslide.

It all started with a question, and word spread quickly.

Teri Lewellen, who helped with the event, said Mindy Baxter Wilkins lit the spark. She asked “What can we do?” and others turned out to help.

Impromptu organizers checked for advice at Q13 Fox’s website. Managers at the Food Market in Key Center agreed to let the group set up in the entryway on Saturday and Sunday.

The two-day event brought in more than $3,700, and additional donations through Facebook helped the fundraiser reach $4,000, all of which will benefit those who have been affected in Oso.

Wilkins provided as many tables as the group needed, and Sylvia Wilson made signs to alert consumers about gluten-free and nut options. Signs were provided by Bill Pierce. Fliers were posted throughout the community.

Email invitations asked bakers to sign up for a food item and a day to bring it. Many responded.

Those who want to continue to help can call Wilkins at 253-225-8117.

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