St. Peter's Parish Easter Bake Sale
March 27 & March 28, 2018

The oldest and largest Easter Bake Sale in North Central Ohio returns to St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 27, (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & Wednesday, March 28, 2018, (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.

2017 Easter Bake Sale Volunteer Opportunities

POTICA BAKING
Wednesday, March 21  –  One day only.
8:00 a.m. in High School Cafeteria.  Roll out poticas in morning, package in the afternoon.  Plenty of sit down jobs after 11:30 a.m.  Need lots of help.

CABBAGE ROLL MAKING
Monday, March 12, Tuesday, March 13 & Wednesday, March 14
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 15
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, March 6 & Wednesday, March 7
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!!!!!

COOKING POTATOES & FOOD PREPARATIONS
Sunday, March 25
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, March 26

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