Dessert heaven on earth

Un­der­cur­rent Youth Cen­tre’s an­nual fundraiser set for Satur­day

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS - BY SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE smont­gomery@cb­

For any­one who loves desserts, this might be a dream come true.

The Un­der­cur­rent Youth Cen­tre is hold­ing its fifth an­nual dessert and auc­tion fundraiser, Satur­day at the Glace Bay fire hall.

Gosia Borowiec, co-or­di­na­tor of the desserts for the event, said peo­ple who love desserts can ex­pect to walk into an avalanche of good­ies thanks to the ded­i­ca­tion of their vol­un­teers.

“We have so many peo­ple who even show up with good­ies that we didn’t ex­pect,” she said. “Peo­ple even take some home and we still al­ways have about half left.”

Borowiec said they fill the tables with ev­ery dessert imag­in­able and re­stock through the night.

She said desserts will in­clude ev­ery va­ri­ety of cookie from short­cake to peanut but­ter to choco­late chip, as well as muffins, cup­cakes and all kids of pies and cakes.

“It is like an avalanche — that’s true — the desserts keep grow- ing and mul­ti­ply­ing,” she said. “What­ever you want is go­ing to be there.”

Borowiec, a vol­un­teer since the Light­house Church opened 10 years ago, said she has at least seven adults who will be bak­ing up a storm, and youth lead­ers will be co-or­di­nat­ing bak­ing at the cen­tre with some of the chil­dren and an­other group at a par­ent’s home in the area.

She said a num­ber of busi­nesses, in­clud­ing BP’s Main Stop in Re­serve Mines, Sobeys, McFad­gen’s Bak­ery, the At­lantic Su­per­store and Union Street Deli, also con­trib­ute ev­ery year.

How­ever it doesn’t stop there. She said dur­ing the event, mem­bers of the church al­ways come in with tons of ex­tras, mak­ing the event a dessert heaven.

“Peo­ple from the church are al­ways bring­ing things in for events in­clud­ing this one.”

As well as all-you-can-eat desserts, tea and cof­fee is in­cluded and will be avail­able through­out the evening. There will be other bev­er­ages avail­able for sale.

“There will be choco­lates too, so if some­one did not have enough from the Easter bunny they can come and catch up on it here.”

Borowiec said the chil­dren from the Un­der­cur­rent Youth Cen­tre will be on hand to as­sist with the event.

She hopes peo­ple will come out for a night of fun in sup­port of the youth cen­tre.

“This is for the kids,” she said. “We hope peo­ple will come out to sup­port this, it’s re­ally fun to be part of it.”

Deb­bie Clow, of Glace Bay. said her daugh­ters Tarah, 11, and Jaime, 9, have been at­tend­ing the Un­der­cur­rent Youth Cen­tre for four years.

“Our chil­dren are al­ways par­tic­i­pat­ing in their events, the af­ter­school pro­gram, church pro­gram, any­thing they have go­ing on down there. Our kids are very much a part of Un­der­cur­rent.”

Clow’s hus­band James, is a pas­try chef and is al­ready pre­par­ing for the fundraiser.

“I’m mak­ing cook­ies, squares and a cou­ple of pies,” he said.


James Clow of Glace Bay, helps make choco­late chip cook­ies with his daugh­ters Jaime, left, 9, and Tarah, 11, both mem­bers of the Un­der­cur­rent Youth Cen­tre. Clow, a pas­try chef, said he’s con­tribut­ing to the fifth an­nual dessert and auc­tion fundraiser for the youth cen­tre by bak­ing cook­ies, squares and pies. The fundraiser takes place at the Glace Bay fire hall Satur­day evening,

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