Celebrate community spirit with Bake and Take Month
Published on -3/7/2013, 9:31 AM
Giving a home-baked gift is a great way to show someone you care. And by doing so during Bake and Take Month, you could win a prize.
In March, the Kansas Wheat Commission teams up with the Home Baking Association to promote Bake and Take Month. They encourage everyone to bake a product made from wheat or wheat products and take it to a neighbor, friend or relative.
For more than 40 years, Bake and Take Month has been an opportunity to celebrate relationships with friends and family by baking and sharing treats. In addition, Kansas residents who write in to report their Bake and Take experiences by April 15 will be entered into a drawing to win prizes from the Wheat Commission and the Home Baking Association.
Bake and Take Month is a great opportunity for individuals or groups to express their gratitude and show special friends that they care.
It is an ideal community service project for groups such as 4-H clubs, scouts and church youth groups to honor local leaders, club supporters, the elderly or shut-ins in their communities. Adult clubs and groups can bake and take as well.
The sponsors suggest attaching a note to each gift that indicates who has presented the gift and that it is a part of the Bake and Take Month observance.
To enter the drawing for a chance to win a prize, Kansas bakers should email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Kansas Wheat, 1990 Kimball Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. Include name; organization, if any (such as 4-H club, FCE club, church group, etc.); phone number; mailing address; and description of the Bake and Take activity (baked goods made, who received the gifts, community service involved, etc.) Entries must be postmarked by April 15 to be eligible for the drawing.
Continue the long-standing Kansas tradition of Bake and Take Month by choosing your favorite baked item to share with someone special during the month of March. For more information, contact Ellis County Extension at (785) 628-9430 or visit www.kansaswheat.com under "Consumers" for a Bake and Take brochure and entry form.
Linda Beech is a Kansas State University Research & Extension agent in Ellis County specializing in family and consumer sciences. email@example.com