Local bakers find themselves at “war” | KSNF/KODE

“Dessert Wars” fundraiser held to support Joplin’s medical loan practice

JOPLIN, Missouri — Local bakers have found themselves at “war,” battling their best desserts, all for a good cause.

Ten bakers competed for the “tastiest” and “best decorated” desserts in a fundraiser called “Desert Wars”.

Tuesday night’s event (5/3) at Grace Baptist Church in Joplin was the first fundraiser for Joplin’s Medical Loan Closet.

Tickets were sold to the public for $10 each, so all the delicious treats could be enjoyed.

At the end of the event, the winners of both competitions auctioned off their tastiest and best-decorated desserts, with all proceeds going to the Medical Loan Closet.

“I had no expectations because I had never done this before, so if someone asks me what my fundraising goal is, I’m like, ‘I don’t know, because I don’t. I’ve never done any fundraising,” so that’s what I always tell people is that it challenges me every step of the way; do things I can’t do. So I’m thrilled and I love when I see people I don’t know, that I haven’t directly invited, that I haven’t directly harassed to come. I saw several people I didn’t know and that’s what shows me the password,” said Nicole Watson, the manager of Joplin’s Medical Loan Closet.

Grace Baptist Church Medical Loan Practice serves the Joplin community by lending durable medical equipment to those in need, regardless of insurance or financial status.

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