After a few years of absence thanks to the pandemic, A Yellowknife Church is once again holding their annual Christmas Bake Sale.
The Yellowknife United Church will be holding their Annual Christmas Tea & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 26th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in Northern United Place Auditorium. This sale has been going on in the city for approximately thirty years, though they had to call it off for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeannette Hall, a member of the church, explained that COVID also affected many of their other events throughout the last few years.
“We couldn’t have our annual garage sale. Some fundraising activities took place. We do the red Bins for diabetes, and that has continued. A small break at the beginning of COVID. Pancake supper had to be cancelled.”
After all the setbacks however, Hall added that things have been a little easier on the church this year. Members can once again gather within the church itself, and singing has made a return.
Hall also shared where the money from the bake sale will be going.
“It goes to support local activities. the church supports a lot of local groups by giving them space free of charge in the church’s section of Northern United Place.”
Hall estimates that the Bake Sale in previous years was usually able to raise between $1,500 and $2,000, and after a two year absence, she is confident that there will be a good turnout for this year’s sale.