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Satisfy that sweet tooth with band’s Dewey’s store

Luca Iacopi prefers those oatmeal sandwich cookies, the ones with two soft oatmeal cookies with a sweet, sugary filling.

Some people, however, prefer the sugar cake. But don’t forget the Moravian cookies – in flavors ranging from traditional to lime, from walnut to spice.

Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Store has opened off Yadkinville Road in Mocksville, in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement. And a portion of all sales go to the Davie County High School Band program.

The band raises some $20,000 annually on the project.

“It helps us get better instruments and maintain those instruments,” said Iacopi, a senior French Horn player for the band. “It helps us to go places, buy uniforms.”

Band Director Andrew Jimeson is doing a great job of keeping band members working, Iacopi said. They have masks with mouth holes to play the instrument. They play together via Zoom. They practice and submit their work to the teacher.

“We’re trying our best to keep it as normal as possible,” Iacopi said.

But back to those oatmeal cookies. They bring back memories for Iacopi. “They remind me of my great-aunt. Every time we would visit, she would have them for me.”

Workers at the store are mostly parents of band members, and they volunteer. Mindy Snyder said the store is an important fundraiser for the band, in which her son, Jack Williams, plays basoon.

In addition to the assortment of sweets, the band is selling band gear such as hats and tshirts, sweatshirts and mugs. Face masks are also available.

Order online and use the code FHS005 and the Davie band will receive a portion of the money.

The store is open from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from noon-6 p.m. on Sundays.