Be a Good Cookie and Help Us Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research in Honor of Logan

Sometimes people do something so amazing and unexpected that it brings tears to your eyes and love to your heart. That’s what the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club Chapter 68 did for Team Logan Bake Sale.

On Saturday, October 5th over 100 bikers from the Boozefighters Club gathered for a poker run starting at Lucille’s Silver Spur Saloon in Edgewater. They traveled to Foxheads, Cabbage Patch, Hidden Treasure, Trader’s and Om Bar then back to Lucille’s for an amazing party.

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The Boozefighters obtained an abundance of raffle prize donations that covered an entire pool table and two 6-foot tables. The Club put together many gift baskets which were auctioned off by a member who is a professional auctioneer. He really got the crowd going and took a $5 bid to $125 in less than 60 seconds. It was a blast watching the live auction and seeing how competitive people were getting.

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Guests were treated to homemade food including some of the best pulled pork BBQ I’ve ever eaten, along with macaroni salad, baked beans, potato salad, chips and dips, and of course, cookies! We also enjoyed nice cold beverages from Lucille’s. The staff was amazing and so attentive. I don’t know how they kept up with all the people, but they did and they always had a smile on their face.

Live music was provided by Swamp Juice, a Southern Rock band, who belted out the classics and got people on their feet.

We won’t know the exact amount raised until the Boozefighters present us with a check at the bake sale, but we were told they had raised nearly $2,000. It’s going to be a grand event, with many of the bikers riding down Canal Street, carrying one of those gigantic cardboard checks. They will be there around 2pm, so you should come out and meet them!

I would like to personally thank Radar, Dell, Big Jim, Diesel, the Boozettes, and everyone else who helped make this event a huge success. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart.

Team Logan Bake Sale 2013

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2013 from 10am-6pm in conjunction with the East Coast Cruisers Car Club and Canal Street Merchants

The 2nd Annual Team Logan Bake Sale will be held at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot at 115 Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach, FL on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10am-6pm. With the help of International and local sponsors, musicians, entertainers, and volunteers this is going to be a community event you won’t want to miss!

Join us as we attempt to break a World Record and raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in memory of Logan Wight. Our mission is to sell 13,100 baked goods in 8 hours and break the record currently held by Sandra Lee of the Food Network. Along with a bounty of baked goods, we’ll also have live entertainment, face painting, a vist from Cotton Candy the Clown, raffle prizes, and the following mini-events:

  • ‘Good Cookie’ Mutt Strut at noon: Silliest Pet Costume and Stupid Pet Trick
  • ‘Good Cookie’ Pie Eating contest at 2pm
  • ‘Good Cookie’ Classy PinUp Girl contest at 4pm
  • ‘Good Cookie’ Mobile filled with items for contestants to guess the number and a chance to win fabulous prizes!
  • Entertainment provided by DJ Robadopolis and local musicians Joe Calabrese and The Sea of Key.
  • East Coast Cruisers Car Club is from 4-8pm. Please note Canal Street is closed to traffic, other than car club participants, from US1 to Riverside Drive
We are in need of sponsors, raffle prize donations, contest prize donations, baked goods, and volunteers.

We welcome fun and creative ideas to help us reach our goal and invite you to get in touch with us to discuss ways you’d like to help. If you’d like to become a sponsor or volunteer, please fill out this form. Someone from our team will be in touch within 72 hours of your request.

We look forward to hosting this community event and raising more funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer in honor of Logan Wight.

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Team Logan Bake Sale Update

Although we did not break the world record, Team Logan Bake Sale was a huge success. Our team raised $5,915 and with the match from OXO our total donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is $11,830. Not bad for our first try!

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We plan to host another Team Logan Bake Sale next year and our sights are set on breaking the record. We now know what we need to do to make that happen. While we sold 2,327 packages of baked goods, the reality is we sold close to 6,000 individual items. Nearly every package contained 2 or 3 items, so next year we will reduce the price to $1 per item and sell everything individually.

The weather was perfect for our event and everyone’s spirits were high. We had 6 tables lined with baked goods, along with numerous boxes filled to the brim, and a deep freezer stocked with items that would melt in the sun.

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Customers began lining up before we sounded the horn to kick off our event at noon. DJ Robadoplis generously donated his time to provide great music and entertainment. His song choices were perfect and there were several times when  groups of people were dancing in the parking lot. Rob was scheduled to leave at 4pm, but he continued to entertain us for another 1-1/2 hours.

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The New Smyrna Beach Fire Department stopped by in their pink truck and pink shirts and supported us by buying cookies. We had many photo ops with them and they spent a lot of time interacting with the kids and adults. Speaking of photos, let’s give a big round of applause to Jim Kruse for taking all these great photographs!

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Warehouse 31 came by with their Monster Mover and the 16-foot tall Reaper. I’m not going to lie… he was kind of creepy, yet entertaining. He might have been a little too scary for the wee ones, as I saw a lot of small children hiding behind their parents as they peeked to catch a glimpse before hiding their eyes again.

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One of the greatest happenings was getting to meet Sherry and Abby (Logan’s mom and sister). Many people were unaware that Sherry and I had never met in person. We’ve known each other online for several years, but the distance between us never provided an opportunity to meet. Sherry and her family live in California, while I reside in Florida.

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I had butterflies for days awaiting the arrival of Sherry. I’m not going to lie, I was a little worried. What if the bake sale turned out to be a disaster? What if no one showed up? What if we didn’t reach our goal? What if, what if, what if…

None of my fears were founded. Certainly, we had a few hiccups that we had to overcome, but everything turned out great. Baked goods continued to pour in throughout the event. Countless people arrived and filled their bags with cookies, muffins, brownie pops, and cupcakes.

The volunteers were beyond amazing and poured their heart and soul into making certain everyone had a good time and received prompt and courteous service. I truly could not have asked for a greater group of people. Everyone worked tirelessly without complaint and always had a smile on their face.

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is by far one of the most professional charities I’ve ever worked with. They went above and beyond to provide all the tools we needed to host a successful bake sale.

The founder of the organization, Gretchen Witt, called me to wish us well and to thank our team for their hard work. She is an amazing woman and has a burning passion for funding pediatric cancer research. Not only is she approachable, she is also honest and ethical.

For instance, Gretchen continues to work for OXO and does not take one dime of income from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I don’t know many CEOs who dedicate so much time and energy without taking pay. In fact, Gretchen is the only person I know who does that. I also don’t know any CEOs who personally contact each individual who volunteers for their organization.

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Hosting this event is one of my greatest accomplishments. I could not have done this without corporate sponsors like Millennium Optical, Daytona Kia-Mitsubishi, Port Orange Chiropractic, and all the volunteers who prepared baked goods and worked the event. And, we couldn’t have made all these wonderful baked goods without the generous donation of flour from King Arthur Flour.

I truly cannot express enough gratitude for the generosity displayed by everyone involved. Each of you made this event memorable and fun for all!

Team Logan Bake Sale is a New Smyrna Beach, FL community event that will take place on Saturday, October 13th, 2012. A group of local residents, volunteers, merchants and the East Coast Cruisers Car Club have joined forces to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research, as well as attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record for “World’s Largest Bake Sale.”

Here you can learn more about Team Logan Bake Sale and find out how to become a volunteer or corporate sponsor, as well as obtain updates about the event.

You will also find recipes for cookies, cookie bars, fudge, pies, cake pops, cupcakes, and other yummy baked goods.

Putting together an event of this size requires many volunteers and we are eager to have you on Team Logan Bake Sale. Feel free to look around or fill out the form below and let us know how you would like to help.

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