Dessert heaven on earth
Undercurrent Youth Centre’s annual fundraiser set for Saturday
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,