For 15 years, the Sisters
of St. Francis in Sylvania have been putting on the Sister Gretchen's Bake
It's one of their biggest
fundraisers. Sister Gretchen, along with six volunteers, have been preparing
for the Easter bake sale for two months - baking everything from sweet breads
and coffee cakes to 90 dozen cut-out cookies.
"I grew up baking since I
was 10 years old," Sister Gretchen Faeber said. "One thing that we sell a lot
of are the pretzels that we make. I have the molds for each season, and I take
the pretzel rods and put them in the chocolate and I make 500 of them for each
The sale runs again
Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Regina Hall Conference Room.
After the bake sale,
Sister Gretchen says she plans to take a week off before she begins preparing
for the crafts sale they hold at Christmas.