Bake-sale fundraiser for Waring House revitalization efforts to be held Saturday

As part of the Wister Neighborhood Council’s ongoing efforts to restore the Waring House to its community mainstay heyday, a “Fabulous Fall Bake Sale” will be held at a Germantown Avenue thrift store this weekend.

“Fall is here, so let the baking begin!” reads a flyer sent out by WNC President Anita Hamilton. “Come out and support the revitalization efforts of the Waring House in Germantown by purchasing some of your favorite fall desserts; homemade peach cobbler, double chocolate brownies, cupcakes, pecan tarts, sweet potato pie and much more.”

The fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bargain Thrift, located at Germantown Ave. and West Queen Lane in Germantown. It will continue from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday as well, according to the WNC.

The WNC has been working since last September to rejuvenate the Waring House, the E. Penn St. property that it took over after it belonged to Germantown Settlement and fell into a subsequent state of neglect and disrepair.

“This was a hub in the community, but it had been abandoned for about 10 years. Neighbors had petitioned us to find out what’s going on and try to fix it up,” said Hamilton, during a February clean-up event at the property. “This is a community that’s vigilant in looking out for one another.”

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