Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.
On Saturday, she hosted an Easter bake sale at Celebrate Beverage store in the two-year-old shopping center at Highway 84 and Isle of Wright Road. She said 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of cakes, pies and other sweets went to American Legion Post 321.
“We’re putting on this event to support our veterans,” Brannon said. “Foods of the Farm in Midway donated. Wicked Cakes of Savannah and lots of people in the neighborhood also donated.”
Because of the threat of rain, Brannon brought the bake sale into the store. An array of cakes and other sweets mingled with stuffed bunnies and other symbols of Easter on a long table next to the bay window. As she talked about the sale and her support for veterans, more cakes and pies were brought in and added to the confectionary smorgasbord.
Brandy Kennedy took time to pose with an Easter cake topped with bunny feet, as opposed to bunny ears. There were also jelly beans and the words “Hoppy Easter.” With each cake contribution, Murray Romine, chaplain for Post 321, thanked the contributor for her support.
“Ms. Heather just decided out of the blue and the goodness of her heart to have a bake sale to support veterans of the east end here in Midway and Riceboro,” Romine said, who noted American Legion Post 321 does a lot more than host the annual Veterans Day Parade in Hinesville. “We do all kinds of things, including putting flags on gravesites. Last year, we gave away just short of 100 turkeys and all the trimmings at Thanksgivings.”
He said Post 321 members recently helped a homeless veteran they found living under a bridge. They paid his bus fare to a veterans’ home in Washington, D.C.