Friday featured cake auction and First Friday

| September 9, 2013

COSHOCTON – Downtown was alive with activities Sept. 6. The eighth annual BPW cake auction was held at the Civic Hall and Main Street also was the site of the final First Friday of the season.

The cake auction featured more than 60 cakes with a variety of incentives that could be purchased by the public.

The auction raised $4,000 before expenses. Annin Flag’s tree stump cake won first place as most unusual and tied for second place as People’s Choice.  Employees of Coshocton County Veterans Service Office & Commission’s WWII Memorial Monument with Honor Flight Airplane cake flying overhead won first place as people’s choice. Kraft Foods’ pigs in a pool placed second as most unusual. Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) chess board cake with chocolate and white chess pieces tied for second place as people’s choice and won third place as most unusual. First time entry Sacred Heart School’s three-tiered heart-shaped cake placed third as people’s choice.

The Miller Funeral Home’s O-H-I-O cake received the highest bid of $350 by Sharon Tatro.

Corporate Sponsors were COTC-OU, Zanesville and Coshocton; WTNS Radio; Clow Water Systems, SanCast; Wen Mar Farms and The UPS Store.

BPW also thanks the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department, Mary Pierce, Dixie Wyler and Debbie Finton for financial or special support, and Elise Miller for the Civic Hall.

Money raised will be used for the Joan McNeely Working Woman Scholarships for women returning to education, Dollars for Scholars, Buckeye Girls State, 4-H Leadership training sponsorship, First Step Family Violence and Salvation Army Christmas Castle Project. BPW sponsors the Administrative Professional Luncheon and the Young Careerist and Individual Development competitions.  BPW co-sponsors Meet the Candidates night with Coshocton County Farm Bureau which will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Coshocton County Career Center.

Coshocton BPW also is having an 80th anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Frontier Power Community Room. A group photo of current and past members with state officers will take place at 2:30 p.m.  Memory boards and year books will be on display, and light refreshments will be served.  For information, contact Tomma Bordenkircher at 622-0009 or at [email protected].

Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. BPW’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW is women helping women. For information contact Liz Herrell at 294-0199 or at [email protected].

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