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Baking supports big cause: Mill Creek sale raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Emma Johnson, accounting bookkeeper at Mill Creek Senior Living Community, holds her son Beau Beaudry, 2.5 years old, as they ponder over the table of goodies, part of the Mill Creek Bake Sale Tuesday to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. (Journal photo by Jackie Jahfetson)

MARQUETTE — Loaves of banana bread, chunky brownies, sweet vanilla cupcakes, sprinkled, chocolate-covered pretzels and even squares of Finnish juustoa — a type of cheese — covered the table at Mill Creek Senior Living Community Tuesday afternoon, as part of one of several events to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mill Creek Senior Living Community hosted a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday with delightful treats of every variety, suitable for each sweet tooth. Baked goods were made by Mill Creek residents, employees and resident family members. A total of $250 was raised and those funds will go toward the $5,000 target goal, organizers said.

Mill Creek Senior Living Community hosted a craft show in January and has already collected between $600-700 so far, said Brenda Alexander, an assistant administrator at Mill Creek Senior Living Community said.

All of these individual efforts will help benefit the cause leading up to the Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which takes place Sept. 19.

Each year, Mill Creek Senior Living Community organizes a team for the walk and “it’s really awesome” to be a part of a cause that impacts so many people, Alexander said.

Baked goods from sprinkled, chocolate-covered pretzels, peanut butter cookies to loaves of banana bread decorate a table at Mill Creek Senior Living Community Tuesday afternoon during their bake sale event to raise money to benefit research for the Alzheimer's Association. The goodies were made by Mill Creek employees and residents. (Journal photo by Jackie Jahfetson)

“More and more people are diagnosed with either dementia and/or Alzheimer’s every year and it’s affecting more people. Chances are you know somebody who is affected by it, touched by it or whatever,” Alexander said. “And I know it’s something close to our heart because (of) our residents, including our memory care unit.”

For more information on upcoming events, visit the Mill Creek Senior Living Community Facebook page.

Jackie Jahfetson can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248. Her email address is jjahfetson@miningjournal.net.

Baked goods from sprinkled, chocolate-covered pretzels, peanut butter cookies to loaves of banana bread decorate a table at Mill Creek Senior Living Community Tuesday afternoon during their bake sale event to raise money to benefit research for the Alzheimer's Association. The goodies were made by Mill Creek employees and residents. (Journal photo by Jackie Jahfetson)

Pat Riley, resident at Mill Creek Senior Living Community, gazes over the array of goodies during Tuesday's bake sale. (Journal photo by Jackie Jahfetson)

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