SOLVAY, N.Y. (NCC News) — For most people Election Day is a day where you go out and vote, but for Adelaide Silvia this day means a little bit more. Silvia is a volunteer for the Solvay Geddes Ladies Auxiliary. She votes almost every year and feels it is something every person should be doing.
“I feel that it is your civic duty to vote,” Silvia said.
In addition to voting on this day she also holds a bake sale at the polling site in Solvay. The goal of this bake sale is to provide money for the children’s program in the area. Solvay is at an advantage because it has a youth center. Many of the surrounding communities are not as fortunate that is why she feels this bake sale is necessary to help keep it open. It is a team effort to ensure there are enough baked goods for this sale as all of the members of the Auxiliary contributed by baking nights before the Election Day. This bake sale has cookies, cakes and pies, so when people finish voting they typically stop by and grab a treat on the way out.
The influence of her family is what drove Silvia to become part of this organization. She has been apart of it for many years now and has even been president of the Auxiliary in the past. The success of the bake sale she said can be directly related to the community that they are in.
“We are very proud of our village and our community here we are very fortunate to have the Village of Solvay,” Silvia said.
Having a bake sale during Election Day has allowed for them to raise a lot of money. She said that during these general elections they do a great business but when the presidential elections come up next year they will raise even more.