Carleton Craft Sale and Bake Sale for the Custodial Scholarship Fund
Carleton College's annual holiday Craft and Custodial Bake Sale will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Weitz Center for Creativity, 320 Third Street East, Northfield, Minnesota. A wide variety of hand-crafted items and baked goods will be available for purchase, ranging from jewelry, afghans, baskets, outerwear, candles, and much more will be offered by many vendors. Each vendor's entrance fee is donated to the Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund. This popular annual event is free and open to the public.
Long-time Carleton employee Loretta Springer first organized this event in 1982, as a way to showcase and sell homemade items made by Carleton staff. Years later, the event continues to serve as a fun way to demonstrate the wide-range of hobbies and crafts engaged in by Carleton staff and community members, while also contributing to an important cause.
The Carleton College Custodial Scholarship Fund was established by Carleton custodian Pat Flynn in 1993. Over three-quarters of the custodial staff at Carleton donate back a portion of each paycheck to help fund an endowed scholarship given each year to at least one Carleton student. In 1997, Flynn organized the first annual bake sale in partnership with the craft sale to help raise money for the Scholarship Fund.
Those interested in making a larger donation to the scholarship fund or setting up a payroll deduction, please contact gift accounting at 507-222-5611.