Coshocton BPW has Halloween-themed cake auction

| October 22, 2019

Jake Guilliams won first place in the Rising Star Kids Category at the BPW Cake Auction.

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) held their 15th annual cake auction on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the community

Buehler’s Foods won first place in the People’s Choice Category at the BPW Cake Auction.

room at Frontier Power. This year’s theme was Halloween and 43 cakes were entered with incentives for bidding. Some incentives included gift cards, drinks, discounts from businesses who donated, books, and other merchandise.

“We were looking for a date and we had a choice between a date in September and an October date,” said Pat Talbot, chairperson of the organization. “We didn’t want to conflict with an OSU game, so we chose the October date and decided to have a Halloween theme.”

BPW members were dressed up in their finest Halloween costumes as the community was invited to view the cakes between 2 and 4 p.m. They could also vote for their favorite cake. Cakes were divided into three categories and the winners were: Rising Star Kids Category – Jake Guilliams; Unusual

Buckeye Beverage Barn won first place in the Most Unusual Category at the BPW Cake Auction.

Award – Buckeye Beverage Barn; and People’s Choice – Buehler’s Foods.

The auction began at 4 p.m. and raised approximately $3,500. Sherri Fortune was the auctioneer for the cake auction.

“The money goes toward the Joan McNeely Working Women’s Scholarship fund,” said Talbot. “We give away a $1,000 scholarship and next year, we are hoping to give away three $1,000 scholarships.”

Looking at all those cakes would make anybody hungry for cake. Luckily, Bonnie Nelson, a friend of BPW member Liz Herrell, made a cake that was available for anyone to sample.

“I think they are amazing,” said Talbot in response to the cakes. “They’re very creative. It’s the first year we’ve done a Halloween theme and it really brings out the creativity in people.”











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