Band Boosters bake a fundraiser

By Jesse Campbell (jesse.campbell@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Nov. 14, 2013 | Modified: Nov. 14, 2013
Band Boosters bake a fundraiser

Dewey's Bakery, which specializes in Moravian sugar cookies, cakes and pies, will be the featured product line at the WHS Band Boosters’ annual holiday store, located at the former Granny's Donuts store on Meadowview Drive.

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A partnership with Dewey’s Bakery has been music to the ears of the Watauga High School Band Boosters who are dedicated to raising funds for the continued musical development of area students.

The Winston-Salem-based bakery, which specializes in Moravian sugar cookies, cakes and pies, will be the featured product line and support at the boosters’ annual holiday store.

Located at 151 Meadowview Drive (the former Granny’s Donuts location), the store will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 through Dec. 23, with the exception of Thanksgiving.

Proceeds from the sale of the baked items will go toward the instrument and musical needs of the school’s band program.

“We have high hopes that this will become an annual addition to our community,” band booster president Becky Rice said.

In the past, the band boosters have led several smaller fundraising efforts. Despite the well-intended motives of the club, many parents saw the fundraisers to be a bit of an inconvenience for the busy schedules of families.

“Our goal is to have a couple of great fundraisers in place to do the same work as those smaller events,” Rice said.

The holiday store will be staffed completely by volunteers.

“We are amazed at the outpouring of support for our children and schools,” Rice said. “(This) has helped us purchase new instruments and make much needed repairs to keep our children active in their musical endeavors.”

Dewey’s Bakery will also allow customers to special order items, including a wide array of gift baskets.

“In the past, the baskets have been a great gift idea (for) businesses to give their employees and colleagues as holiday promotional gifts,” Rice said. “We are excited about the opportunities the store will bring to our band program.”

For more information about the store or sales, contact Becky Rice at (bdcnurse@hotmail.com)

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