Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Beta held a bake sale fundraiser on Friday, 4/4/14, from 7 to 9pm in front of The Corner Room and I’m happy to say it was very successful…we raised $137.75!!! As fundraising chair this makes me so happy, especially knowing that this money will be going to improving upcoming APO events. This is an impressive amount of money raised especially given that it was rainy and cloudy that night; therefore not a lot of people were down town.
I planned, organized, and marketed the bake sale and to be honest it was a little stressful in the beginning. I had to apply for a retail permit through State College municipality and given brothers busy schedules it was hard to get bakers. However, brothers pulled through in the end and really helped me out with the bake sale (thanks bros!).
My favorite part of the bake sale was interacting and talking to our customers. One customer was actually the president of Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Beta back in the 1990’s. He said he couldn’t walk by without saying something and made a very generous donation. I also had a blast standing beside brothers and watching them become outstanding sales men and women. Thanks to everyone that contributed to the bake sale, it was greatly appreciated!