Atlantic Beach Bake Sale Raises Money for Charity

Despite the breezy conditions, and temperature nosedive, Atlantic Beach residents still made it out to the bake-sale.

Put on by teen Lily Greenwald, and her younger sister Maggie, the bake sale was to support the Jacksonville Cleft Lip & Palate Clinic.

While the elder Lily is the young, budding chef in the family, Maggie takes the cause to heart. The fiery Atlantic Beach Elementary student was born cleft-affected, an affliction which strikes 1 in 700 newborns. With an average of 1300 babies being delivered each month in Duval County, dozens of kids each year are in need of the clinic’s team of trained physicians.

“This is such a great cause to be baking for,” said Jenny Rogers, resident of Atlantic Beach.

The sale’s 20th Street location on Sunday helped raise over $100 for the clinic. Many neighbors drove by, exchanging a few dollars for homemade, Halloween treats.

Posts on Facebook even showed people out of the area wanted some treats.

“Can you ship to Michigan? We would love to try some!” one post said.

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Nick Lulli is a decorated television journalist who has literally been broadcasting since age 4. Nick has worked at Action News Jax; the FOX affiliate in Augusta, Georgia; and the CBS affiliate in Flint, Michigan. He’s the recipient of the 2016 Associated Press Award for reporting two major stories in the great lakes state. From 2011-2012, he co-operated The Beaches Online’s one year trial run. Nick is well known on the First Coast, having appeared on the market’s network affiliates since age 11. As a child, he was frequently seen on the beach reporting on the various tropical storms and hurricanes impacting the state. At age 15, he operated a Youtube news channel aimed at the beaches. He has traveled the country for his work, interviewing governors from multiple states; senators; celebrities; and everyone in between. He gained national attention for challenging Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on multiple occasions for his role in the lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. Nick’s strong suits are law & crime; city government; environment; and, weather.

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