Have your cake, and raise money too

By Amanda Dodson - adodson@civitasmedia.com

North Stokes is hosting the first ever “5-Kake”, a fundraiser set for March 24, beginning at 6 p.m. with proceeds going back to the school.

For a $20.00 entry fee participants will receive five pieces of homemade cake, a t-shirt commemorating the event and all of the coffee or milk they can drink. Individual cake slices, coffee and milk will also be sold.

“While other organizations are holding 5-K runs to raise money, we’re going to hold a 5-Kake, an evening of family fun featuring “Kake” related events,” said principal Nathan Rasey.

“There are two ways the community can help raise money for the school. First, they can bake homemade cakes and bring them to the school on Wednesday, March 23 or Thursday, March 24. Please label the type of cake and who made it. The second way the community can help is simply to attend,” he said.

The evening will include a cake auction and cupcake eating contests.

“The key is getting cakes donated. We’re anticipating a good crowd and it’s already starting to spread,” Rasey said. “One of the advantages of this is that’ll it’ll be nice to come to an event where we’re not competing against anyone. No one’s going to leave disappointed that they’ve lost. It’ll just be a fun time.”

North Stokes Beta Club, which has around 90 members made up of the 400 students at North, will be pitching in and using some of their service hours. The school’s food department will also be baking cakes the week of the fundraiser.

“We’re anticipating a good night and hope to see a lot of people there.”

Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.

By Amanda Dodson


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