Looking out for each other never tasted so sweet: accounting department holds bake sale

Accounting students held a bake sale in Holland College’s PWC cafeteria today in a community-building event that drew in every department’s sweet tooth. Maddie Keenlyside photo.
Accounting students held a bake sale in Holland College’s PWC cafeteria today in a community-building event that drew in every department’s sweet tooth. Maddie Keenlyside photo.
By Maddie Keenlyside
Feb. 7, 2014

In the cafeteria on Feb. 7, a table full of chocolate cupcakes, peanut butter balls and other baked goods attracted the taste buds of many people on the Holland College campus.
It was the accounting department’s first years behind the fundraising bake sale and cake auction.
Melissa Postma, a first year accounting student, said the bake sale is part of an ongoing tradition in the department.
“We put on a party for the second years before they graduate. And at Christmas time, we donated money to a less fortunate family.”
Therese Toole, also a first-year, said the money they make mainly goes to helping families in the department and fellow students in need.
“It’s nice to see the different things that people make and do. It keeps going forward so there’s always some money for families who might be in need.”
First-year Vanessa Palmer said she thinks everyone is surprised at how well it came together.
“Some people had signed up, but now the day has come when there’s a bunch of stuff on the table. I think we kind of surprised ourselves as a class.
“Even if we don’t sell a lot, I really think it’s good to get our class to do something together.”
And of course, she added, everyone loves sweets.

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