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BPW to have 10th annual Cake Auction

| July 31, 2015

COSHOCTON – The 10th annual BPW Cake Auction will be Friday, Aug. 7 in the Civic Hall on Main Street in Coshocton. As of press time, 58 entries had been received with approximately 10 of those entries being incentives such as gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.

The BPW Cake Auction brings out the best in both professional and non-professional bakers in our community who bake and decorate some pretty creative, not to mention delicious, cakes! The public is invited to view the cakes from 1 – 6 p.m. the day of the auction. Don’t forget to vote for People’s Choice and Most Unique.

The auction will begin at 7 p.m. with auctioneer Mary Mason presiding from Agents Realty and Auction Service. For those who can’t make it to the auction but would still like to bid on a cake, blind bids will be available during viewing and voting hours.

The money raised during the auction will help fund the JoAnn McNeely Working Women Scholarship. BPW gives at least one $1,000 scholarship away each year to a woman who is furthering her education after being away from the classroom for a while.

Corporate sponsors of the Cake Auction have given $100 or more and include WTNS, Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Jacobs Vanaman Agency, McWane Ductile, COTC, and the UPS store has graciously printed all the programs for the auction for free. Wen Mar Farms Inc. has also donated money for the auction. Pastor Starkey Lawrence donated all the tables and chairs, and Pastor Stan Braxton allows BPW to use the Civic Hall free of charge.

This year, the BPW Cake Auction has been moved from September to August so as not to coincide with high school football.

“We’re hoping to get more foot traffic in to see the cakes, especially with it being First Friday,” said Emily McBurney, co-chairperson of the cake auction. “We’re hoping people will stop by and check out all these unique cakes. These bakers put their heart and soul into their cakes, and I hope the community comes out to support BPW and the community members who make this happen.”

In addition to the JoAnn McNeely Scholarship, BPW also donates to Dollars for Scholars, sponsors a local girl to attend Buckeye Girls State, 4-H Leadership Training, $500 to First Step, sweat suits to rape victims at CCMH, and to the Salvation Army Christmas Castle program.

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication each year to put the cake auction together. The chairperson of the cake auction is Linnett Lowe, co-chair is Emily McBurney, and the committee consists of Tomma Bordenkircher, Doris Parkhill, Kathy Revay, Nancy Wilt, Carla Fowler, Mary Mason, Ellen McKee, Amber Milhoon, and Samantha Vincent.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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