Archive for Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winery raises funds at cookie sale

December 17, 2009

Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery is usually filled with palatable beverages, but Saturday the winery was stocked with a different kind of delectable treat.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, Holy-Field had its Cookies for Cancer sale, in which visitors could mix and match their favorite cookies for $7 per pound.

The winery organized the event to benefit Loralei and Casey Crum of Paola. Loralei was diagnosed with intestinal and ovarian cancer in August, just before giving birth to her daughter, Katelynn.

“They are very close friends of Mandy (Hampton, Holy-Field manager),” Holy-Field co-owner Michelle Meyer said. “We thought, ‘If we’re going to do this, let’s do it for them.’”

From cookie sales and donations, the winery raised nearly $1,100. Hampton presented the Crums with a check for half of the money, and the rest will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

“That day, so many people told us how much it meant to them. You just never know what’s going on in someone else’s life,” Meyer said.

Members of the community, along with Wolf Creek Marketplace, Pause… The Spa at 515 in Bonner Springs and a ladies group at St. John’s Cathedral in Kansas City brought in cookies for the cause at no charge.

“It really was amazing how many people chipped in,” Meyer said. “We had so many cookies. I think it went really well.”

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