bake sale

noun

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.

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Participants also had bake sales and restaurant fundraisers. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Rotary recognizes outstanding West Shore Career-Tech students: A Place in the Sun," 27 Mar. 2018 Coin jars garnered $1,088.94 in donations, while curbside collections yielded $500, and a bake sale and basketball challenge brought in $336.48. Laura Groch, sandiegouniontribune.com, "North County School News, July 5," 5 July 2018 The bake sale booth will benefit annual scholarships and other community needs. Courant Community, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 12 June 2018 Xavieran Mission Festival: Food and beverages, games and bake sale, 3-11 p.m. June 23; noon-7 p.m. June 24. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's going on in Milwaukee this week: June 22-28," 21 June 2018 The day also will include a bake sale, opportunity drawings, silent auction, In Your Backyard Craft Fair, face painting, and soda and water. Maureen Robertson, Ramona Sentinel, "Rib & Chicken Fest to benefit senior nutrition program," 20 June 2018 Nonprofit bake sales will also be offered each Saturday, as well as occasional cooking demonstrations from local restaurants. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Tradition continues: Oak Park Farmers' Market to open 43rd season," 15 May 2018 Angels on Wheels Animal Rescue will host a bake sale, and the concert will be broadcast on NCTV-17. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 13 July 2018 Proceeds from the silent auction and bake sale will be donated to Compassionate Canines Pet Therapy Program. Sue Ellen Ross, Post-Tribune, "Pets take a walk down the red carpet," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bake sale

1902, in the meaning defined above

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bake sale

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bake sale

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

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