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The North Lincoln Band of Knights is raising money by selling cookies.

DENVER – Sweet treats from Dewey’s Bakery will be sold by the North Lincoln High School Band of Knights once again this year to help with instrument and equipment purchases.

This is the fourth year that the band has offered Moravian sugar cookies, Moravian sugar cakes, coffee cakes, cupcakes and other pastries from Dewey’s as a way to generate capital funding to be used to replace instruments and buying equipment.

“It’s not used to pay for staff, travel or general expenses,” said band director Kevin Still. “We use it to buy equipment or other expensive purchases. Dewey’s customarily licenses out holiday stores to nonprofit organizations which staff it like a regular store. We keep close to 30 percent of the profits. The last three years have generated approximately $13,000 profit for the band. It’s a lot of work but a good way to generate a lot of money to buy equipment.”

The holiday store, which opened on Nov. 12 and will be open through Dec. 23, is at 1873 N.C. 16 N. in Denver across the street from Westport Baptist Church. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

It will be staffed by band members and their parents. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted for payment. Fresh baked goods will be shipped to the store on a weekly basis by Dewey’s Bakery, which is based out of Winston-Salem. Locally grown poinsettias will also be available for sale.

Dewey’s Bakery has been baking sweet and savory treats since 1930. The bakery is family owned and operated and is known for its traditional Moravian-style baked goods.

The Band of Knights had a successful fall, receiving first place for general effect and placing second overall in its class at the Appalachian Marching Band Festival in October.

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