Fifth District Rep. Virginia Foxx was so impressed by Forbush Band Booster’s bakery in Yadkinville that she made a second stop to visit it Tuesday.
Foxx made her first trip on the bakery’s opening day in November. Foxx felt the cookies and effort from the group were so noteworthy she made a special address on the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. about the grassroots effort.
”Mr. Speaker, the spirit of service and volunteerism is alive and well in the fifth district,” Foxx said in Washington, speaking of the bakery at 246 East Main Street in Yadkinville.
Parents from the booster club and band members out of school early after exams posed for pictures with Foxx, holding the band’s banner on the front steps of the bakery.
Foxx also presented the band boosters with a plaque commemorating her words about their work on the House floor.
Foxx was in town for Tuesday’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Yadkin County Detention Center and stopped by before attending. She mentioned the store again in her address at the event.
The bakery is an effort to raise money for new uniforms and instruments for the band. The boosters hope to raise the $30,000 required for new band uniforms and additional costs for instruments.
“It becomes difficult as the years pass by and band members are playing worn out instruments and wearing uniforms that are more than 10 years old,” said Sandra Overby of the booster club and its efforts.
The Dewey’s is run through a partnership with Dewey’s Bakery in Winston-Salem. The band boosters receive 35 percent of the cut from all profits.
Band members, parents and grandparents are running the store. The store’s hours are today through Dec 24 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. On Dec. 22 the store will be open from 2 to 6 p.m.
“That is such a wonderful example of the caliber of people who live in Yadkin County,” Foxx said. “I can’t tell you what a joy I feel to represent this county and to see all the wonderful things that go on here.”
Anthony Gonzalez contributed to this story.
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