This year marks the 6th Annual Memorial Day Bake Sale to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). Despite yesterday morning's rain, Wounded Vets Strong (WVS) was proud and excited to come out and represent our club. We set up our tables and tents in the parking lot of Martocchio Music, sold baked goods and took donations for the WWP®. Lots of pictures were taken, and Karenna Geno, one of our historians, even put together a video to commemorate the day. Since this is our first year as WVS, customers also had the opportunity to purchase our red short-sleeved t-shirts with the proceeds from the tee shirt sales also benefiting the WWP®. It was wonderful to see students from our club become even more unified with our community in this way.
The weather may have diminished the crowd, but it did not diminish our passion for this wonderful cause. WVS members and bake sale volunteers banded together under a shared desire to give back to our veterans, and parade-goers joined in on the spirit of our event. In addition to buying baked goods and shirts, Simsbury citizens supported our cause through their kind words. It is not every day that high school students are able to connect with strangers of all ages and receive compliments about their hard work and dedication, and this praise certainly reminds us of the importance of our cause and our work. Though WVS is an organization full of love and laughter, the fun experience is not the reason that we do what we do. We work hard to give back to the veterans who have risked their lives to protect our country, and this year at the bake sale, we were successful in this endeavor.
By Keara Dennehy, Vice President of Communications