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Chelsea McFetridge, left, Hannah Kinzle, and Camas McFetridge at last year’s event. File photo by Laurelle Walsh

Calvary Chapel of the Methow Valley presents its fifth annual Dazzling Desserts sale on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fudge, candies, cheesecakes, shortbreads and cookies priced between $4 and $25 will be for sale just in time for Valentine’s Day, according to organizer Carol Sorg. “We go out and collect beautiful plates, decorate them and fill them with locally made desserts,” said Sorg.

The sale is a fundraiser for the Torre Fuerte Girls’ Home in Arequipa, Peru, a ministry of Calvary Chapel.

Torre Fuerte provides a home for at-risk girls in Arequipa who have suffered abuse, abandonment, neglect and severe poverty, according to minister-in-residence Scott Hargrove, formerly of Chelan.

“This last year, since June, we’ve taken in a dozen more young girls, most under 8 years old,” said Hargrove. “We now have 35 girls in the home, including three different sets of three sisters each.”

Calvary Chapel Pastor Thomas Klemmeck said that he and members of the Methow Valley’s faith-based community have visited Torre Fuerte on several “working vacations” over the past decade. On these trips they have helped in construction projects, repaired water systems and taken girls from the home on outings and shopping trips, he said.

Although no trip to Peru is currently planned, “there is talk about organizing another trip down there,” said Klemmeck.

All proceeds from Dazzling Desserts go to Torre Fuerte, said Sorg.

Calvary Chapel is located at 20077 Highway 20, ¾ mile north of the Twisp River bridge. For more information call Sorg at 997-2467.