Perham Health Volunteers raise over $800 at bake sale

At their annual, pre-hunting weekend bake sale, Perham Health Volunteers raised $824 for Patient- and Family-Centered Care at Perham Health.

"At least 100 people probably bought from the sale," Maggie Fresonke, the Volunteer Coordinator, said last week. "I know there were multiple people that walked out of there with boxes."

Fresonke believed that there were between 200 to 350 different baked goods available for purchase.

"There were breads of all variety ... lots of different types of bars ... lots of plates of cookies ... and we had something new this year: pickled beets. That was a hot commodity," she said. "We also had dog treats."

The bake sale opened at 8 a.m. and was planned to go until 4 p.m., but ended just before 1:30 p.m. because of how fast the baked goods were sold.


Fresonke said that there's one item in particular that always sells out right away.

"Aunt Sally's cookies," she said. "If you're not there at 8 a.m. to get them, you won't get them."

The funds that were raised by the bake sale go to a fund that nurses and doctors can apply to use. Fresonke said that last year they had $9,000 in that fund through their multiple volunteer efforts, providing activities and training equipment that wasn't previously available.

For more information on volunteering with Perham Health, call Fresonke at 218-347-1887 or email her at

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