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Cake Contest 2017

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cake contest entries

Cake Contest 2016

Winners of the 2016 Cake Contest are as follows:

First Place Blue Ribbon and $30 Prize
Jacqueline Byland
Lemon Yogurt Cake

Second Place Red Ribbon and $25 Prize
Mary Jarboe
Italian Cream Cake

Third Place White Ribbon and $20 Prize
Diana Hill
Pineapple Coconut Cake

Don and Carlene Cullimore   Howard County is known to have a lot of good cooks — both young and old — and the Fayette Festival of the Arts again provided an outstanding venue to show off their tasty homemade cakes and other goodies. 
    As in past years, the Cake Contest was a part of the festival schedule.  The event provided recognition for area bakers, in addition to  funding worthy causes. The cake auction began at approximately 11:45 a.m., immediately following the performance of the Columbia Community Band.
    Serving as judges for the contest were a be a well-known Fayette couple, Don and Carlene Cullimore. With more than 55 years experience in journalism and public relations, Don was CMU’s public relations director from 1997 to 2011 and serves currently as editor of the Boonslick Historical Society’s quarterly journal. Classically trained as a chef, Carlene was employed for many years in well known restaurants – not only in this area, but also in Florida, and on the Oregon Coast. Together, Don and Carlene write a weekly food column in the Columbia Daily Tribune known as Kitchen Tango. 
     Debra Miller for the second year coordinated the cake competition and auction, with Fayette native Mark Belcher donating his services as auctioneer. Three young women rotated in displaying the cakes as they circulated among prospective buyers during the auction. They are: Howard County Fair Queen Abbey Ruggles, County Fair Teen Queen Hailey Sage, and Miss Route 66 Jessica Harper. 
    Auction proceeds will benefit (50-50) the outreach work of the Fayette Ministerial Alliance and start-up expenses and prizes for next year’s festival.