SPRINGWATER — The whole community came out to get something special for their mothers.
The Springwater and Webster Crossing Historical Society had a Mother’s Day Bake Sale on May 12 to raise funds for the museum.
Pat Willsea has been in charge of the event for several years now, and it has always been successful.
The plants and baked goods are donated by members of the museum, and they are all carefully wrapped and packaged for gifts.
“We try to think of something different when it comes to fundraisers,” Willsea said. “We wanted to have it the day before Mother’s Day, so people could come and get last minute gifts. It is great to see kids come in, and get something for mom.”
Willsea said she loves the event, and looks forward to it every year.
Pat Hillyard said she always enjoys helping out at the event.
“The ladies are phenomenal in this town,” she said. “This town means a lot to me. I moved down here in 2005, and I think everyone is good in this town. Pat Willsea does a beautiful job every year at this event.”
Hillyard said they may be a small group of members, but they do a lot for the town they call home.
“This is an active little town,” she said. “The legion, fire department, history museum, and gun club are always doing something. The guys and gals at the fire department are incredibly dedicated.”
Hillyard said everyone in the community is always willing to help each other out if needed.
“This is the best move I ever made,” she said. “This community is awesome. The fire department motto is neighbors helping neighbors, and that is what this community does 100 percent.”
Willsea said that despite the gloomy weather they did very well again this year.
“I am very happy with the results we had,” she said. “I want to thank everyone who helped, and came out to support us. There are a lot of people in need these days, and we appreciate them keeping our little building going.”
The Springwater and Webster Crossing History Museum is located at 8130 Route 15 Springwater and can be reached at 585-669-2478. The museum will be open on Memorial Day and for the Springwater Community Day on Aug. 12. After that it will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the months of June, July, and August.