bake sale


Definition of bake sale

: a fund-raising event at which usually homemade foods (such as cakes and cookies) are sold

Examples of bake sale in a Sentence

They organized a bake sale to raise money for the church.
Recent Examples on the Web Celebrate the harvest at Carpenter Nature Center with hayrides, music, live animal programs, apple brats, pumpkin decorating, bake sale, cider-making demonstrations and more. Liv Martin, Twin Cities, "Halloween happenings and fall festivities — treats aplenty," 5 Oct. 2019 Served at festivals, wineries, and charity bake sales, the snowflake cookies are a favorite of the residents of the Umbrian hill town of Montefalco. Saveur, "Menu: Dinner in Umbria," 12 Nov. 2014 And the shelter’s popular spring bake sale returns just in time for Easter, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11 at the shelter. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Parma Animal Shelter’s March Muttness proves popular: Sun Postings," 9 Mar. 2020 From itty bitty kids who did bake sales and lemonade stands to an elderly couple who sent us $1 with the sweetest letter. Joanne Kimberlin, Washington Post, "How the Virginia Beach mass shooting donations were divided," 7 Mar. 2020 HOLIDAY Adoration Lutheran Church: Christmas cookie bake sale and Christmas resale, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 3840 W. Edgerton Ave., Greenfield. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What’s going on in Milwaukee this week: Dec. 13-19," 12 Dec. 2019 But no amount of bake sales, car washes or online fundraisers would match it. Arizona Republic, "'What good am I?': Foster mom saw a system so broken she was ready to give up. Instead, she decided to fix it," 27 Nov. 2019 Should every single newspaper in the entire world stick to writing stories about gluten-free bake sales and disabled puppies finding their forever homes? Katherine Timpf, National Review, "Northwestern’s Newspaper Doesn’t Get Journalism," 12 Nov. 2019 Lunch and homemade pies are being served, as well as a bake sale and more than 35 raffle baskets to win. Sam Boyer,, "Everyone can stay busy with all the events coming up: Whit & Whimsey," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bake sale

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bake sale was in 1902

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28 Apr 2020

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“Bake sale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bake sale

US : an event in which people try to earn money by selling baked foods (such as cookies and pies)

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