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Update: Annual Rake & Bake Postponed

With a good covering of snow on the ground, the annual Rake & Bake has been postponed for one week.

Update 11 a.m. Nov. 8:

Peter Brady said Thursday morning that the annual Rake & Bake has been postponed to November 17 due to Wednesday's snowfall.

"If we can't see the leaves we can't rake them," he said, hopeful that all 1,000 volunteers will be able to participate next Saturday.

Though the date has moved, the rest of the schedule remains unchanged.

Original Story

Despite severe weather and a heated election coming to a head, Handy Dandy Handyman Ministries (HDHM) has reached their goal of 1,000 volunteers for this year’s annual Rake & Bake being held on November 10.

Rakers will be meeting at Brookfield High School (BHS) at 7:30 a.m. Saturday before dispersing to the 81 clients being helped this year. Afterward, they’ll be returning to the BHS gym for a hotdog cookout and fellowship.

Rakers should bring their own, marked equipment.

The Rake & Bake is organized by HDHM and its founder Peter Brady, who has been recognized as an “All-Star of the Year” by the New York Yankees and named a Huffington Post “Greatest Person” for his efforts helping those in need.

Watch the video above or read this story from last year’s Rake & Bake to learn more about the annual event.

Michelle November 09, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Mr. Brady I commend you for your kindness and generosity in giving back to the community. I have not had the pleasure of meeting you sir, however I am in awe by your giving nature. Your work is fantastic! Your spirit and grace is contagious inspiration.
Kathie Schilling November 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Michelle, as the Rake & Bake coordinator, I invite you to participate in this community service event next Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 a.m. at BHS. We can always use additional volunteers. You can just show up and we'll assign you a property. Bring your friends, family & rakes & get to know this organization up close and personal.

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