Are you ready for this? Consuming Louisville’s Help the Library Bake Sale raised $911 last night. Yep, over $900 for the Louisville Free Public Library raised at a bake sale. You folks are completely awesome. And because my religious community is awesome a couple of people from my synagogue (namely my rabbi and rebbetzin who are the most awesome people) have pledged to make donations to the library foundation that will raise our total over the $1,000 mark. So that’s going to be over $1,000 raised for the library because of our how awesome Louisville people are. $1,000 because of a bake sale? We are the best city ever.
We had the most delicious and diverse variety of baked goods you can imagine at the bake sale. Everything from chocolate covered strawberries to cupcakes baked in ice cream cones to chess bars to banana bread to Amish friendship bread to scotcheroos to brownies to chocolate chip cookies to foccacia to lots of other cakes and pies. It was an amazing outpouring of baked good donations from the community. People in this city are amazing.
One of the most amazing contributions came from Bridget Klein. She brought this incredible, I mean seriously incredible cake. It was so spectacular in fact that we had to do something special with it. So since the main branch of the library is reopening today we sent it with the head of the library foundation to be the “yay the library is reopening!” celebration cake. I thought that was a good idea. I know this has had to have been such a stressful few weeks for library staff I think they deserve an absolutely awesome cake from a generous member of the community.
We did have a few leftovers from the bake sale because we got such a tremendous amount of donations from great, great people. We sent some with volunteers to sell at their workplaces today, we left some at Derby City Espresso to say thanks for the Matt’s generosity in hosting us. The last few items B and I dropped off at the firehouse in the Highlands. Just kind of to spread the love around and say thanks to firefighters for the vital role they play in our community.
Most sincere thanks goes to Derby City Espresso for not only hosting the event but also for donating $1 from every drink sold during the bake sale.
Also great thanks goes out to Highland Coffee who donate a spectacular variety of baked goods for the sale.
Last but not least thank you so much to every person who baked something for the sale and every person who came by and purchased something. All of you make Louisville such a special place. I’m lucky to live here and lucky to be associated with all of you.