FCCLA holds Halloween bake sale


From Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28, FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) is selling Halloween themed cupcakes and muffins that club members designed. Some of the money that they collect will help local families in need for Clubs That Care.

Earlier last week, club members were taught how to bake cupcakes and muffins in preparation for the bake sale. “It went great. We had 18 to 20 students here, taught them all how to bake cupcakes and muffins, and then we had a decorating lesson where we taught them how to decorate [the items],” said Ms. Dawn Oler, FCCLA sponsor. For the remainder of the week, club members will be coming in before school, during lunch, and during study halls to decorate the cupcakes and muffins for the bake sale.

The bake sale is also meant to get club members interested in decorating baked goods for future activities. Oler said, “We do a variety of things [in FCCLA]. We are looking at this year doing a cupcakes-for-the- community, where we are going to do a cupcake decorating class for community members and their children right around Valentine’s Day. This was kind of leading up to that to get our members interested in decorating cupcakes, get them some skills doing that. Then we’ll have another class later on before we have that for the community.”

FCCLA has a variety of other activities and events planned for the remainder of the year, including bell-ringing for the Salvation Army and a Bowl-A-Thon, which will be held in March.