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judges for cake contest

Once again the Festival featured a Cake Contest and Auction. Serving as contest judges this year were Amanda Brand, left, owner of Paisley Bowtique and Floral Design, and Kaylee Kemery, the store’s marketing director. Mark Belcher served as auctioneer. First, second and third-place prizes were given in the Adult Division and are listed below. Proceeds from the Contest and Auction were split 50-50 with the Festival and the Fayette Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. The Food Pantry will be receiving a check for $220.

The winners of the 2016 Cake Contest are as follows:

Blue Ribbon

Mary Jarboe won first place with her Italian Cream cake which also brought the highest bid of $155.

 Red Ribbon

Grace Feutz won second with her Banana Walnut cake with cream cheese frosting, with Guatemalan chocolate sprinkled on the top with the nuts.

 White Ribbon

Joy Neuschafer took third with a Watergate cake, an trusty recipe standby.

 Honorable Mention

Ellen Bean’s scratch made raspberry cake brought the second highest auction amount and was a beauty. It no doubt tasted as good as it looked. Ask Martin Kirby who made the winning bid








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.