Holland Steppers sell sweets for an even sweeter cause


Holland College Stepper Barbara Henry, working at the bake sale to raise money for the Run For the Cure. Conway Photo.


   The boardroom of Montgomery Hall was filled with people looking to buy the delicious baked goods of the Holland College Steppers to help fund breast cancer research on April 8.

    The Holland College Steppers is a group of 32 people who are Holland College staff members, retirees, and a few family and friends who participate in the CIBC run for the cure, said bake sale organizer Barbara Henry.

    “The Holland College Steppers have been together for four years now and since then we have organized six fundrasing events a year, which include plant sales, pickle and preserve sales, chili cook offs, and bake sales.”

     Henry said everything at the bakesale is handmade by members of the steppers.

     Henry worked at the Charlottetown Centre of Holland College until about two years ago when she retired but she returns to the campus every now and again to see some old friends and raise money for the Steppers.

      She said she remembers her time at the college fondly.

      “My time here was excellent and I would like to say how I am impressed I am with the folks here at Holland College for working as hard as they do and for being as helpful as they are with the fund raisers.”

       Shirley Gallant from Computer Services at Holland College is also a member of the Holland College Steppers. She said the group has had one main goal since it was formed four years ago.

       “The purpose of the group is to raise awareness for the Breast Cancer Foundation and to raise money for breast cancer research.”

     Gallant, like Henry, said the bake sale is only one of the different fund-rasiers which the steppers organize throughout the year.

       “We also held a silent auction at the bake sale as well. We also have barbecues, a garden sale in which we sell some nice plants that we had grown and dug up. And we have held lunches as well, like the Chili Cook Off we had in the cafeteria last month.”

        Gallant said she enjoys her time as a member of the Holland College Steppers.

        “We have a lot of get togethers before the sales and do the cooking and we get together before the Run for the Cure as well, to just relax and have fun.”  







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