Pie and cake auction a “smashing success”

The addition of cakes this year to the third annual pie auction run by Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association

An enticing selection of pies and cakes were auctioned during the third annual event hosted by Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners and their Family Education Early Intervention Support Services program. Just under $1

The addition of cakes this year to the third annual pie auction run by Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association, greatly added to the “smashing success” of the event Saturday.

Businesses, organizations and individuals donated 23 items for auction which fetched just under $1,900. Competition to have the best and highest selling pie and cake was evident in the entries.

“The cakes were fabulous,” said organizer Giselle Campbell. She bought the (Spirit of Sylvan) Hockeyville raspberry pretzel pie and described it as “absolutely delicious”.

“I didn’t think the cakes would take off like that,” Campbell added. Among the selections were two elaborately decorated masks, fitting for the parade’s Cirque de Soleil theme.

The highest selling pie and cake makers earned half the proceeds from their category for the charity of their choice.

In the pie category, Booster Juice won. As a result $380.87 will be going to Sylvan Lake Compassion Fund.

Ten-year-old Zoe DeJonge entered the cake which sold for the highest bid. Her charity of choice was Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club, of which she’s a member. The club will receive $322.12.

Campbell said the number of participants was up again this year and different charities win every year.

The balance of the money raised will support programs of the Family Education Early Intervention Support Services operated by community partners.

Among those donating pies and cakes were Unique Elevations, Pier 7, Kathy McCoy, Spirit of Sylvan Hockeyville committee, Kendall Currie, Sir Lancelot Signs, New To You, Shoppers Drug Mart, Bayview CafŽ (both a pie and cake), Zoe DeJonge, Blondies, Sylvan Office Solutions, Booster Juice, Optimist Club, Domino’s (both a pie and cake), Deb Anderson, École Steffie Woima Elementary School, M & M Meat Shops, Laura Guenther Lauder, Cindy Pelletier and Lidia Cappella.


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