JCS was a bit short on cash for this time in the year. We need a lot of money to run the Folk Fair and we didn’t have enough. I thought having a fundraiser of some sort would be perfect to get new members interested in the club and to earn some money for the Folk Fair. We chose to do a bake sale. On Tuesday of last week we got together to bake a bunch of snacks to sell.
We made cookies, brownies, puppy chow, rice crispies…
This also happened to be homecoming week. JCS for the first time (as far as I know anyway) participated in the homecoming festivities. We made a maneki neko for the sand sculpture competition, and we participated in various games on Wednesday.
Every participant had to have a homecoming button like this one.
Brian baking some cookies.
Kyoko drawing the signs.
All the chefs.
The first fruits of our labor. A batch of chocolate chip cookies.
Baker Kelsey and Baker Kyoko.
I think we picked the right artist.
Ashley was our top baker. I don’t think anyone else really knew what they were doing. I definitely didn’t.
I’m guessing her theme was “cats.”
Yoshie and Brian teaching each other their languages.
We mostly finished the cooking together by 7, stayed and hung out until about 9, and then I had to do some extra baking by myself until about 10:30. I packed everything up and went to bed right after that.
The bake sale day started off with me packing up all of the baked goods into my car and driving down to lower campus. I had a class at 9, and then the sale started at 10. My plan was to drive to lower campus, take the stuff to class, and then set up the table after class. Unfortunately, parking spaces are apparently incredibly rare on Lower Campus on Monday mornings. I didn’t find a spot until 9:18 (and it was about 5 blocks away). By the time I got to the building it was 9:30 and I had to get the change for the tables, so I ended up not even going to my class. I set up the table a bit early and had some early customers, though.
The Phillips Hall table was the table I ran.
Kelsey stopped by to get some snacks to bring to her table in the Davies Student Center. Business over there proved to be too slow though, so we eventually consolidated everything down to the Phillips Hall table where I was. My mom cooked a bunch of extra cookies for us to sell and she dropped them off for us. Everyone really liked them. In fact, Minori liked them so much that she bought all the remaining cookies at the end of the day for herself.
More of the table.
Minori enjoying part of a snack.
A couple of customers.
We had a lot of business! We sold pretty much everything we had with the exception of a few brownies and a few cookies.
I took some photos on the long walk back to my car. It was a beautiful fall day.
Shortly after the sale, some JCS members got together to participate in the homecoming games. We didn’t win anything, but it was fun.
Yuki, Xai, FCV.
FCV did the water balloon toss. Didn’t win.
No idea who took this, but I’m in it. We were listening to the rules of one of the games.
If you want to see all of the photos from the bake sale prep, bake sale and homecoming games (which of course you do), click here to view the entire gallery.