2:46 Student life after the bell News

Students raise funds at Vincent’s Farmers Market

Cookie Project sells cookie ingredients each week

By Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink ’13
THE ROUNDUP

Photo by Connor Bradshaw Van Lier Ribbink '€™13 - Mark Nageotte '13, Grant Gustafson '13, Gage Buness '13 and Mr. Williams '07 Work at the farmers market on Date) for the Brophy Cookie Project

The singing birds, sunny weather and fresh smells draw large crowds to the small alley way near 40th street and Cambelback that has become Vincent’s Farmers Market each Saturday morning.

Members of the Cookie Project sacrifice hours of sleeping in to aid their community and represent the school in a unique way.

Wild outfits, crazy music, delicious cookies and the mission that these cookies represent particularly draw crowds to the Brophy stand in the back left corner.

The Brophy Cookie Project is a drive designed to raise money for presents to give to families in need during Christmas and Easter.

“I like that were able to help needy families, interact with people at Vincent’s Market, hang out with friends and practice our salesmanship,” said Charlie Sturr ’13. “It combines all those good aspects together and it’s a good time.”

Decked out in patriotic and beach themed attire and blasting “Sweet Home Alabama,” students volunteer at Vincent’s Farmers Market every Saturday by selling cookie ingredients to those looking to help out a cause as well as make some delicious cookies.

“The guys that come out to volunteer put countless hours into it and really show that Brophy guys are committed to helping others,” said club moderator Mr. Matt Williams ’07.

Mr. Williams has been the moderator for a year now and leads the students who volunteer.

“Last year we sponsored three families throughout the year and we go out and buy them a lot of gifts for Christmas and Easter as a club,” Mr. Williams said. “It’s one of my favorite parts of the year.”

Students who are a part of the Brophy Cookie Project are called to sell the cookie jars on Saturdays, buy presents for the selected families with the money raised and deliver the presents personally to the recipients.

“The best part of this club are the drop offs,” said Michael Williams ’13, Mr. Williams’ younger brother. “I get to see the families I am helping out and see their reactions as we give them the things they need.”