PIQUA — The Piqua Community Foundation’s Cakes for a Cause 2017 brought 72 beautiful, creative and delicious cakes, with wonderful incentives, to the Miami Valley Centre Mall on April 27 and 28.
The youth, individuals, businesses and non-profits of the community donated cakes – many following the theme, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” — for the auction, which benefits the grant-making fund of The Foundation.
Marsha Koon and Marsha Hinsch, event co-chairs of the event, expressed thanks to the cake donors and those who bid on the cakes and accompanying incentives, and to all those who supported the event. They also expressed thanks to their committee, who devoted hours of time to making the auction a success.
This year the People’s Choice cake, selected by those viewing the display at the Mall, was won by the cake donated by Phoenix Bat Company, depicting the theme “Oh the places you’ll go with Phoenix Bats – Little League to Major League.”
The Theme Prize was awarded to Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothiers, for their cake which showed how clothes from Barclay’s can take you on a tropical vacation. The High Bid trophy and the Corporate Challenge trophy were won by the cake from Miami Valley Steel Service, a display in cake of several Dr. Seuss classic stories.
First place in the corporate class was awarded to the cake donated by Scott Family McDonalds, with their cake that depicted a giant version of McDonalds’ new Signature Crafted sandwich.
First place for individuals went to Stacy and Benny Scott for their American Girl doll cake.
Lehman Catholic High School won first place in the cupcake division with their cupcakes that showed the places their 2017 graduates will go.
The non-profit division prize went to the Piqua Arts Council for their circus themed entry.
First prize for youth was won by Camilla and Alexandra Nicholas.
Special Judges awards were given to Hemm’s Glass Shop, GeNell’s Flowers, and Miami Valley Steel Service.
Those who wish to view the cakes again should check the website www.PiquaCommunityFoundation.org.