St. Peter's Parish Easter Bake Sale
April 16 & April 17, 2019

The oldest and largest Easter Bake Sale in North Central Ohio returns to St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, April 16, (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.) & Wednesday, April 17, 2019, (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

This annual event spans more than 60 years with traditional ethnic recipes. Preparations for this annual sale begin weeks in advance.  A small army of hard-working, generous people from all faiths helps with this endeavor. The traditions continue to provide goodies for Easter baskets and feasts.

Volunteers spend more than one-month preparing more than 3,000 cabbage rolls, hundreds of poticas, braided breads, hundreds of pounds of various types of candies, butter rings, potato and egg salads, beet eggs, dyed Easter eggs, and a huge variety of ethnic and baked goods for sale.  Our bakers use only the finest ingredients, including organic Amish flour and butcher prepared meats.

In addition to all the baked goods for sale, lunch will be served each day from 11 – 1:30 p.m. on both days and will feature cabbage rolls with bread, our famous broccoli soup, cabbage and noodles, sloppy joes, shredded chicken sandwiches, egg and potato salads, hot dogs, drinks & free coffee.

Proceeds from this annual sale are used to purchase sacramental wine, hosts and other items for liturgical celebrations.

Easter Bake Sale By The Numbers

  • 700 lbs. of organic flour, 200 lbs. of walnuts & 200 lbs. of sugar go into making 500 poticas (a Slovak nut-filled pastry), 200 braided breads and 200 butter rings.
  • 275 lbs. of chocolate used to make thousands of chocolate covered pretzels, nut clusters, peanut butter crackers, 1,100 chocolate covered cream eggs, and decorated molded candies
  • 3000 cabbage rolls made the traditional Slovak way
  • 250 lbs. of potatoes used in the making of our potato salad.
  • 400 dz. eggs will be colored for Easter Baskets or will be made into beet eggs, or egg salad.

2018 Easter Bake Sale Schedule

PIEROGI SALE
Saturday, March 16 – 9 a.m. – Noon (or until we run out) – High School Cafeteria

PRESALE OF CABBAGE ROLLS
Thursday, March 28
7:00 a.m. in the High School Cafeteria.  We appreciate your bringing your own container.  Cabbage rolls freeze well for almost a year.

EASTER BAKE SALE
Tuesday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
– School students come in the morning.

2019 Easter Bake Sale Volunteer Opportunities

PIEROGI MAKING
Friday, March 15 – 8 a.m.
– High School Cafeteria

PIEROGI SALE
Saturday, March 16 – 9 a.m. – Noon (or until we run out) – High School Cafeteria

CABBAGE ROLL MAKING
Monday, March 25, Tuesday, March 26 & Wednesday, March 27
8:00 a.m. in the High School Cafeteria.
Monday: Core & cook cabbage
Tuesday: Cook, prepare, cabbage and onions.
Wednesday:  Cabbage roll assembly & baking.
Sit down jobs available all three days

PRESALE OF CABBAGE ROLLS
Thursday, March 28
7:00 a.m. in the High School Cafeteria.  We appreciate your bringing your own container.  Cabbage rolls freeze well for almost a year.

CANDY MAKING IN THE FRANCISCAN CENTER
Tuesday, April 2 & Wednesday, April 3
Tuesday 8 a.m. – Make molded candy, cream eggs, etc.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – Dip cream eggs in chocolate.  Finish packaging.
MANY SIT DOWN JOBS – WE NEED LOTS OF HELP BOTH DAYS!!!!!

POTICA BAKING
Wednesday, April 10  –  One day only.
8:00 a.m. in High School Cafeteria.  Roll out poticas in the morning, package in the afternoon.  Plenty of sit down jobs after 11:30 a.m.  Need lots of help.

COOKING POTATOES & FOOD PREPARATIONS
Sunday, April 14
9 a.m. in High School Cafeteria.  We slice, chop and prepare onions, celery, potatoes, etc.
WE NEED LOTS OF HELP.  Sit down jobs.

BAKE BUTTER RINGS,  BRAIDED BREAD, ETC.
Monday, April 15

8 a.m. in High School Cafeteria – Food preparations begin in the cafeteria, along with the making of braided breads, butter rings and event setup in Church Basement.

EASTER BAKE SALE
Tuesday 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
– School students come in the morning.  Clean up starts at 1 p.m.

Questions or more information Contact: Ann Brown 419-756-6983