Grandma Gatewood's Bakery is currently closed while Belinda Bear and Mike The Moose hike the Appalachian Trail. But they check in regularly and Mike's sister, Priscilla, who is Belinda's assistant, will send out Grandma Gatewood's Oatmeal Cookie Recipe to anyone who donates to Eden Valley and mentions Belinda Bear.
MEET BELINDA BEAR
Though Belinda LOVES Cookies and Cupcakes, she knows that some people just NEED something BIGGER and so she has come out with her own special cake mix -- "Belinda's Bakery Cake Mix" and she enjoys mixing it up! Of course, she makes ALL kinds of bakery for her store.
Priscilla The Moose is Belinda's best friend and First Assistant Baker. Her Specialty is cookies -- especially peanut butter cookies!
Belinda's boyfriend is Priscilla's brother, Mike The Moose. He's a singer and he LOVES Belinda's Baked Goodies.
Last year, Mike made Cupcakes for Belinda's birthday -- the first he ever made! Belinda pronounced them tasty, but said he needed to work on his presentation.
Belinda, Priscilla and Mike are from Mt. Katahdin, Maine where they used to hike the Appalachian Trail whenever they could. That's why Belinda named her bakery in honor of Grandma Emma Gatewood. She really wanted her heroine to have a documentary about her, so she thought up the Bake Sale to help. Mike was the first customer! Since Grandma's great-granddaughter, Marjorie Gilliam Wood, had shared Emma's oatmeal cookie recipe with her, she knew it would be the perfect reward for people donating to the cause!
Now that her friends at Eden Valley and FilmAffects have finished their documentary, TRAIL MAGIC: THE GRANDMA GATEWOOD STORY, Belinda still tries to help with fundraising to get Emma's story out. There's just so much to do -- making brochures and fliers, researching places to do the program and sell the DVDs -- oh yes, and get the DVDs made! She knows that the donations are just as important now as before the film got made (and they're tax deductible!).
Right now she and Mike are hiking the AT and spreading the word about the Grandma Gatewood project in hopes they can find people to host an event.
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM BELINDA: