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.

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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,, "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 Likewise, area churches, restaurants, banks are lining up to help with planned events, including car washes and bake sales. Scott Springer,, "Springer: #StratmanStrong, Harrison community show the power of teamwork in preps sports," 21 June 2018 Supported by the library’s Friends organization and — oh yes — bake sales, this family-friendly event will offer three concerts this season in the courtyard on Nine Mile Road. Erin Podolsky, Detroit Free Press, "Summer concert series offer free music under the sun and stars," 13 June 2018 Junk In The Trunk Sale LEBANON — St Francis Ladies Guild's Junk in the Truck Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday April 28, at 67 West Town St. A bake sale will also take place. Courant Community, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 24 Apr. 2018 Refreshments will be available at a bake sale on-site. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Twist on Shakespeare plays to be staged at Aurora Central Catholic," 28 June 2018

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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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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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