Holiday bake sale will benefit children in need

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The bake sale will be held from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 17; 1-10 p.m. Dec. 18; and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 19, at AMF Strathmore Lanes, 1061 Route 34, Aberdeen Township.

An annual holiday bake sale that benefits children in need will be held at AMF Strathmore Lanes, 1061 Route 34, Aberdeen Township, from Dec. 13-15. Residents of all communities are invited to attend and support the event.

The bake sale will benefit a local child in medical need, a children’s medical organization and the Jamie Levy Memorial Scholarship for Volunteerism and Community Service, according to a press release.

In 2003, Jamie Levy, the young daughter of Wendy Levy, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Following Jamie’s diagnosis, a local salon held an event to assist the family with medical expenses. Fifteen months after Jamie was diagnosed, she passed away at the age of 6.

Drawing inspiration from the support the family had received, Jamie’s family members and friends began to host a bake sale to raise money for children in medical need and for local children’s charities.

Over the years they have raised almost $70,000 for charitable and worthwhile causes, according to the press release.

Residents of all communities are invited to stop by Strathmore Lanes to support the effort. The bake sale will be held from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 13; 1-8 p.m. Dec. 14; and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

Volunteers are needed to bake and donate home-baked cakes, cookies and candies. Individuals interested in participating may contact Wendy Levy at [email protected]

A portion of the bake sale proceeds will go toward the Jamie Levy Memorial Scholarship for Volunteerism and Community Service. The scholarship was created in Jamie’s name in the year she would have graduated from Matawan Regional High School.