Bake Sale: Run for Dave

by Erin

BAKE SALE IS OVER – However if you still wish to make a donation, here’s how:

  • Mail a check to: Farmers and Merchants Bank, Attn Run for Dave, PO Box 548, McKenzie TN 38201. Make check payable to: Run for Dave

A friend of mine’s twin brother, Dave, was in a motorcycle accident on August 20th. He sustained multiple injuries including a fractured left ankle and a right below the knee amputation. Currently, he is in rehabilitation and once his legs heal, David will need a prosthetic leg to walk again.

Since the gift of walking does not come without a price, his family has organized a “5K Run for Dave” on October 15th, with all proceeds going towards aiding in the purchase of a prosthesis and paying medical bills. Unfortunately I will be unable to participate in the race but figured I should put this blog thing here to good use (other than making people drool over virtual images of food). Why not let my fine readers have a bidding war over what their eyes have been feasting upon? All of the bid funds will be directly sent to the same fund set up for the “5k Run for Dave”.

Enjoying some ice cream!

I am asking if you would join me in this noble cause of spreading the joy of walking and enjoying delicious baked goods. The bake sale will be begin on Sunday, October 2nd starting at 8:00 am CST and will last two full days, ending Tuesday, October 4th at 8:00 am CST. There is a minimum bid of $15 on each item to start, and all proceeding bids must be at least $1 higher. All bids must be emailed to [email protected] with the item you are bidding on in the subject line. Do not leave a bid as a comment because it will not be counted! I will update the bids in a list at the bottom of this post throughout the day.

Upon the closure of bidding time, I will notify the winning bidders in order to confirm instructions for payment, and also to retrieve their mailing address for their winnings. Winners will also be announced in a new post on Tuesday, October 4th. Winning goods will be sent within a week of the bake sale’s end (by Tuesday, October 11th), so long as shipping address is received promptly.

So to break it all down:

  • There is a minimum bid of $15 on each item to start, and at least $1 higher is necessary to overbid.
  • All bids must be emailed to [email protected] with the item you are bidding on in the subject.
  • Open to U.S. Residents only, unless noted otherwise by a specific item.
  • Winning bidders will be contacted by me via e-mail, requesting their mailing address and providing instructions for payment.
  • Winning bidders can expect to have their product shipped within seven (7) days of the bake sale’s end.

Below are the goodies up for grabs donated by many fantastic food bloggers (a summary of all the bids is listed at the bottom). Please note that the name of each item is above it’s corresponding picture.

I would like to take a moment and thank each and every one of the fabulous bloggers for making this bake sale possible. That being said, let the bidding begin!!

  • Biscoff Fudge & a jar of Biscoff spread – Tracy @ Sugarcrafter (prepared in a peanut/nut-free kitchen)
  • Current bid = $30 (Jessica P.) PLACE BID



Current Bids (Updated Tuesday, October 4th 8:00am CST)

My Fluffernutter Blondies – $18 Andrea D.

Liz’s Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – $25 Roddy G.

Shannons’s Coconut Macaroons – $15 Paul and Kris D.

Jen’s M&M Cookies – $22 Rebecca

Alex’s Nutter Butter Bars – $20

Melissa’s Sugar Cookie Bars – $35 Aron E.

Stephanie’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup Cookies – $40 Lisa W.

Erin’s Nutella Cookies – $25 Marge T.

Tracey’s Rocky Ledge Bars – $20 Amanda T.

Tina’s Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies/Biscoff Cookies & Spread – $50 Marge T.

Cassie’s Peanut Butter Granola – $20 Judy M.

Jessica’s Snickerdoodle Blondies – $40 Britt

Erin’s Homemade Peanut Butter Cups – $50 Britt

Kita’s Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies – $20

Jennifer’s Maple Glazed Sweet Potato Bread – $22 Becky

Tanya’s Pudding Cookies – $32 Becky

Tessa’s Blondie Brownies – $25 Jennifer D.

Erica’s Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies – $50 Britt

Kelly’s Homemade Pumpkin Butter – $35 Tara R.

Lindsey’s No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars – $15 Kristin F.

Noel’s Pumpkin Biscotti – $21 Kristen D.

Tara’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – $45 Kelly H.

Tracy’s Biscoff Fudge & Biscoff Spread – $30 Jessica P.

Erica’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies – $20 Hunter K.

Vicki’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars – $15 Cassie

Cliff, Kara & Kelly’s Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze – $20 Tara R.

Jessica’s Better Than Crack Brownies – $65 Samantha H.

Liz’s Chewy Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Bars – $15 Kelly V.

Melinda’s Old Fashioned Fig Newtons – $17 Ron V.

Valentina’s Chubby Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – $20 Tracy C.

Jeannette’s Buttercrunch Toffee – $18 Deenie Y.


Amber October 4, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Hey this is David’s sister Amber. Thank you so much for doing this Erin. It is so thoughtful and will really help David. Thank you to everyone for your help and donations!

Melanie October 4, 2011 - 10:10 am

My oldest brother, too, lost a leg after a motorcycle accident. He also lost the sight in his left eye, and worst of all he lost his wife in that accident. People in our community were so wonderful and helpful. I would love to just make a straight donation to his fund. Do they have a Paypal account or fund anywhere?

spiffycookie October 4, 2011 - 10:13 am

I am so sorry to hear about your brother and his wife. To donate, mail a check to: Farmers and Merchants Bank, Attn Run for Dave, PO Box 548, McKenzie TN 38201. Make check payable to: Run for Dave

jeannette October 4, 2011 - 9:25 am

yay, i’m so glad i could help raise a little bit of extra money! better late than never??

Rebecca October 3, 2011 - 6:14 pm

What a fantastic idea! While I don’t have any money to bid, I shared via Twitter. Good luck on raising money!

Cheryl October 3, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Hi, this is David’s sister Cheryl (from the icecream photo) thank you SO MUCH for putting on this wonderful bake sale Erin! And thank you to all who are bidding…who knew helping someone out could taste so good!!!

Kelly October 3, 2011 - 9:07 am

This is amazing Erin, what a great bake sale!! Looks like you have some generous bids!! xoxo

Rita Hendrickson October 3, 2011 - 8:15 am

Erin, I will try and bid when I’m at work later today. For some reason it isn’t allowing me to here at home.

So looking forward to seeing you!!!! It’s been way too long, right?!

Love ya,
Aunt Rita

redkathy October 2, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Being a motorcycle crash survivor (and blessed with a second chance at life) this touched my heart! While I’m not in a position to help monetarily, I shared on google+, twitter, and here on foodbuzz. Hope it helps to raise additional funds!

Blessings to you and yours!

Aimee@Clevermuffin October 2, 2011 - 6:38 pm

This looks fantastic!! Best of luck to Dave and good on you Erin for organising this.

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme October 2, 2011 - 5:59 pm

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing! So happy I could contribute!

Meredith October 2, 2011 - 10:59 am

What an awesome idea to raise money! And I love that you posted the links to the recipes for each item in the bid! Hopefully this will raise a good amount of money for his medical bills and I wish him the best of luck.


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