Volunteers are gearing up for the 61st annual Sacred Heart Apple Strudel Bake in Hallettsville on Oct. 27. Workers will wash, core, cut and shred apples to prepare the strudel filling for more than 2,600 strudels made in this one-day event.

Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and communities gather to make this fundraiser for the Home and School Association a success, says the Victoria Advocate.

Strudels are baked fresh for $16 or made ready to freeze for $14 and can be picked up at the Sacred Heart Family Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Pickup is also available in Schulenburg and Victoria.

To place your order, call Charlene Bradbury at 361-798-3224, Annette Henke at 361-798-5374, Angela Harper at 361-798-3323 or email charlene_bradbury@hotmail.com.