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P5170684Last Friday, a group of 10 women baked close to 300 corn muffins for the Soup Kitchen which was offered in downtown Winslow the following evening.  Within minutes, the assembly line was organized and on a roll as everyone picked a task then got to work.  With the local television station, BITV, recording our evening, we made quick work of our chore.

P5170682After a record time clean up of my commercial kitchen, the remaining volunteers got to sip champagne and enjoy some savory appetizers and sweet cookies while we told stories, got to know each other a bit better and enjoyed some new artwork hanging on my shops walls.  By opening my kitchen to this fundraiser (which was pulled together with donations from many locals and local businesses), I helped with an event that benefited hundreds in our community.  I was happy to be involved.

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The sun is shining and it looks like Bainbridge Island and the Puget Sound area are going to be enjoying a spectacularly lovely Memorial Day weekend.  I’m starting it off on a great note by hosting at my cookie shop a Corn Bread Baking Party for a dozen volunteers.  Our busy busy hands, mixing bowls and wooden spoons will be baking corn bread for 200 which will be thoroughly enjoyed tomorrow at Soup Kitchen http://bainbridgesoupkitchen.blogspot.com/.

While some may think that bringing a ‘Soup Kitchen’ to a community such as Bainbridge is odd, the community feedback has been great for the organizer of this event.  Offering a helping hand and creating a sense of community is a noble effort in any town.  Tonight we’ll fill the air with the wafting fragrance of corn bread and sounds of laughter.  And tomorrow, downtown Winslow is the place to be from 5 to 7pm for free soup, cornbread, lemonade, music and fun.

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