As this year’s Bakertree Festival approaches, a handful of students have decided take a break from studying to be vendors at the April 14 event, selling food, art, and music to support a cause or make some extra spending money.
Sophomore Hannah Copeland, the current Community Coordinator for Campus Activities Board, described Bakertree Festival as “a fun, summery music and arts festival.” The event will bring students and families from the community together from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday to listen to local music acts and shop at artist vendors from around Chattanooga.
In the evening, Covenant will host a 7 p.m. concert headlined by mewithoutYou and opened by Amy Wilson, Rigoletto, and Wake.
So take a break from studying this Saturday and go to Bakertree Festival. Here’s a sneak peek of some vendors to be run by Covenant students.
To Ireland with Love
Dinah Steele, a spunky senior, is going to Ireland this summer on a missions trip with World Harvest. To help raise support, she will run a booth at this year’s Bakertree Festival. With help from her mother, Dinah will sell baked goods and albums of her parents playing music together.
Girl with a Kiln
Not everyone will know this about freshman Catherine Mullins, but she makes dichroic glass pendants. Catherine began making these pendants about five years ago when she her parents gave her a table top kiln. She explained that “making the pieces fit together can be fun, but it pales in comparison to the excitement of firing the pendants.” Along with these pendants, Catherine plans to sell other beaded and wire jewelry.
Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee
Sophomore Juliet Cangelosi described this coffee as “the most delicious coffee that will grace your taste buds.” The Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee company does service work in Rwanda and Haiti through the nonprofit organization it owns, the Do Good Institution. Cangelosi will be interning with the organization this summer, and through the vendor, she hopes to raise awareness, share amazing coffee, and raise support for her internship.
Kate and Molly Follett are sisters and artists. Kate Follett is a freshman here at Covenant and Molly is a junior at Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School. They will sell art that they made as well as beaded jewelry. Kate will be displaying various pieces that she has already made, but she will also be taking commissions. Anyone can stop by and buy a personalized piece. But the sisters also just want to meet and fellowship people in the Covenant community. “I love people and I would love for those on campus I don’t know to come and introduce themselves,” said Kate.
Meredith Bartholomew, who is a freshman at Covenant, started making cupcakes after she took a few cake decorating classes at Jo-Ann Fabrics and she is excited to be sharing her cupcakes with the Covenant community. “I love cupcakes because you can make each one unique and everyone loves a good cupcake,” she said. Bartholomew will have three different flavors of cupcakes at the Bakertree festival so that “everyone can have a cupcake that satisfies their own taste buds!”
Abbi Cooke, Hannah Stevens, Katherine Hickman, and Amy Hecht enjoy baking recipes that they find on Pinterest, so they decided to share that interest with everyone at Bakertree by selling their baked goods. “Who doesn’t like baked goods?” said Cooke.
Ryu Pierro, a junior art major, will be selling ink drawings, prints, photos, hair accessories, and will also be drawing sharpie tattoos at this year’s festival. “All of the pieces I am selling are definitely an expression of my style that is boiled down into little artifacts. Each piece is an individual and that is why I love making and selling them,” she said.