Wednesday, December 7, 2005

The Heat Is On For Woman Holding Bake-A-Thon

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Mrs. Claus will get a little help baking all those Christmas cookies this year from a woman in Naperville, Illinois.

Kim Char Meredith is planning an 18-hour non-stop bake-a-thon for charity and figures to bake up roughly 80 dozen cookies in 18 hours starting Sunday (Dec. 11) at 6 a.m. CT – that’s a rate of one cookie every 67 seconds.

Meredith says she got the idea after reading a Parade magazine article on The Great American Bake Sale and wanted to teach her 11-year-old son that Christmas is not all about Xboxes.

She figures she’ll make eight different types of cookies with her orange-cranberry pinwheels being the most “fancy- shmancy” of the batch.

Meredith has already put up her batch of cookies for sale in an online auction at eBay, which will end Thursday (Dec. 8).

Currently, the bidding stands at $137 dollars, and she plans to donate all the proceeds to Share Our Strength – an anti- hunger organization.

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