2019 Elections

United Methodist Women Continue Their Annual Election Day Bake Sale

By Jacy Cola, BDJ 311.01

Published on November 5, 2019
Jackie Sadowski and Evelyn Disinger sit inside the entrace of the Erwin First United Methodist Church polling place.

Jackie Sadowski (left) and Evelyn Disinger (right) sit inside the entrance of the Erwin First United Methodist Church polling place.

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(Jacy’)
Muffins, pies, cookies, and a friendly hello are all part of the greeting voters recieve today as they enter Erwin First United Methodist Church to cast their ballot.

(Disinger)
“We all bake at home. Bring it in. I did the chocolate chip cookies.”

(Sadowski)
“And I did Apple Pie and some bread.”

(Jacy’)
Jackie Sadowski and Evelyn Disinger of United Methodist Women come together each year to raise money for their church with an annual bake sale on voting day.

(Disinger)
“It’s always a lot of fun for the women to get together. We don’t all go to the same church. It’s a good time for fellowship.”

(Jacy’)
Aside from just selling baked goods, the two say they always make sure to cast their votes each election day.

(Disinger)
“Well, I think, if you want to have a voice in something, you have to vote. Otherwise, I don’t think, if you elect not to vote, then you have no reason to complain about who got in office.”

(Jacy’ Cola)
Voting continues at every polling place until nine P-M.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Today is election day in New York, and voters at Erwin First United Methodist Church were greeted by an assortment of baked goods and a friendly hello this morning.

Jackie Sadowski and Evelyn Disinger of United Methodist Women sat in the entrance of the polling place, with a variety of muffins, breads, pies, and cookies all available for sale.

The two women partner with their church every year to raise money for their missions, aimed to help women and children across the world.

“It’s a good way for us to interact with our community and the people of the neighborhood,” Disinger said.

Their responsibilities on election day aren’t limited to the sale of baked goods, though, as they also go out to vote every election.

“I think if you want to have a voice in something, you have to vote,” Disinger said. “If you elect not to vote, you have no reason to complain about who got in office.”

You can check the location where you can vote on Onondaga County’s Board of Elections website.

Voting will continue until 9 p.m. at all polling places.