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Thanksgiving in Spain? Well, we celebrated our 10th Thanksgiving Pie Tasting Feast here at UEM on November 27th. 36 desserts and several drinks were donated by staff and students. The "bake sale" was on. Everyone taste-tested 4 desserts and voted on the best. They also talked about Thanksgiving and cooking, and hung around practicing their English. The total euros collected: 416.60€.
We always give the money earned from our activities to charity, and this year we chose the NGO Amigos de Sierra Leona. Their director Susan Cole brought in a cake herself, chatted with the volunteers, talked about the NGO on the EUROPEA RADIO and helped us with the sale.
We've always sent our combined donation for the academic year's events to the chosen NGO in the spring, but due to the desperate situation in Sierra Leona caused by the outbreak of Ébola, we were asked to step up the process. Amigos de Sierra Leona were counting on our contribution to send off a container of medical supplies and food to the people in the quarantined area. The 416.60€ were added to the 543.95€ collected during the 19th Book Exchange & Sale, also in November. The total, 960.55€, has already been transferred to the NGO and by the end of the week the shipment should be on its way to Sierra Leona.
Thank you for participating! Remember this is a campus-wide event. We couldn't do it without all of you who come to see what's going on and try the desserts or buy a book or two.
The THANKSGIVING PIE TASTING FEAST is also a Cooking Contest:
Who's the Best Cook at UEM?
This year's winner was... David Folkers !
1st Place: David Folkers, from the Language Center, who received
22 votes for his "Coconut Mud Bars", #25.
2nd Place: Miguel Ángel Alonso, from Medios, Lenguas y Sociedad Digital,
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3rdplace: Belén Garcia Delgado, from Medios, Lenguas y Sociedad Digital,
for her "Bizcocho”, #2.
4thplace A 4-way tie:
Conchita Jara, from the Language Center, Family-sized Doughnut, #4.
Lorena Aros, from the International Office, Apple Strudel, #12
Isabel Berzal, from the Language Center, Blueberry&Mango Tarts,#29
Reema Patria, a student, Chocolate Chip Cake, #36
Some of you baked desserts. Some brought drinks. Some helped set up. Others helped serve the desserts. Some even stayed to clean up afterwards. All our cooks, drinks contributors and volunteers are appreciated.
* Anyone who would like to participate in Candy Canes for Sale now,
9th-19th of December, please contact email@example.com
Remember: 1€+1€+1€ = Many Euros