Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team 'gobsmacked' by record sellout of annual cookie fundraiser

'Gobsmacked' by support

The Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team was blown away this weekend by the support for their 18th annual Cookie Walk at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.

ALERT, a volunteer organization that help people rescue and house their animals of all sizes during emergency events like wildfires and floods, runs the fundraiser each year to help fund their work in the community.

On Sunday, 41 volunteer bakers brought more than 300 pounds of cookies, muffins, loaves, tarts, cupcakes biscotti and even dog treats to the resort, where hungry shoppers cleaned the whole lot out in just 39 minutes.

"We are all just gobsmacked!" the organization wrote on social media.

"Ten volunteers trayed the goodies and this year we had six cashiers/weighers, with additional Volunteers floating and troubleshooting. We just couldn't keep up."

They thanked the bakers, volunteers, staff at the Lakeside Resort, and of course those who came and bought baked goods.

"To our shoppers - Wow! You overwhelmed us. We don't mind you pretending you made them. Just don't give out our recipes!"

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