Cakes for a cause


Cake contest, auction benefits Meals on Wheels

By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



The Future Home of the Meigs County Council on Aging cake was made by Samantha Wolfe for the decorated cake division.

The Future Home of the Meigs County Council on Aging cake was made by Samantha Wolfe for the decorated cake division.


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The Spring Flower Basket cake was made by the Mason County Action Group for the decorated cake division.


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The Marshmallow Slime Cake was made by Kinnedy Stanley in the Age 12 and under division.


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The Crabby Cakes were made by Lauryn Woodall in the Age 12 and under division.


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The Meigs County “Bite-Centennial” cake was made by Sammi Mugrage in the decorated cake division.


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The Apple Pie cupcakes were made by Rita Ball for the cupcake division.


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The “Kinki Pink” cupcakes were made by Jenni Doczi for the cupcake division.


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Raeven Reedy displays the Grand Champion cake made by Jean Powell.


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Sammi Mugrage and Barb Crow were among the cake judges on Thursday evening.


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Kevin and Lois Oiler judged the cupcake division.


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Auctioneer Billy Goble had the job of auctioning off all of the cakes. The proceeds from the auction benefit the Meals on Wheels program and the kitchen renovations at the new location.


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Cake judges Mick and Marge Barr taste one of the entries.


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Bill Quickel looks over the cakes in the decorated category.


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A large crowd gathered for the 18th annual March for Meals fundraiser on Thursday evening.


Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

POMEROY — A total of 40 cakes were auctioned off to benefit the Meigs County Council on Aging and the Meals on Wheels program during the 18th annual March for Meals fundraiser held on Thursday evening.

March for Meals is held to promote the local programs and to educate the public to the importance of good nutrition for older adults. Current statistics indicate that one in six Americans over the age of 60 does not have enough proper food to eat for optimum health. It is likely that it is much higher than one in six in the local, Appalachian area.

For many years the Council on Aging has celebrated the nationwide event by holding a dinner and cake contest. Cake bakers can choose from seven cake categories, including one category for children 12 and under. Cakes are judged and then auctioned with the proceeds going to the local Meals on Wheels program operated by the Meigs Council on Aging.

The Grand Champion cake was a Hummingbird Cake made by Jean Powell, with the Reserve Champion being the Double Fudge Hazelnut cupcakes by Mandy Milliron. The Director’s Award went to the Mason County Action Group for their Spring Flower Basket cake.

Cake winners by division were as follows:

Chocolate — Ashlee Enslen, first place, Oreo Explosion; Amanda Saxon, second place, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake;

Fruit/Vegetable — Addie Matson, first place; Lemon Raspberry Cake; Terri Cline, second place, Strawberry Cake;

Yellow/White — Kyra Zuspan, first place, White Meigs County Cake; Samantha Wolfe, second place, White Flower Cake;

Miscellaneous — Jean Powell, first place, Hummingbird Cake; Linda Marie Rapp, second place, Pig Pickin Cake;

Decorated — Samantha Wolfe, first place, Future Home of the Council on Aging; Sammi Mugrage, second place, Meigs County “Bite-Centennial”;

Cupcakes — Mandy Milliron, first place, Double Fudge Hazelnut cupcakes; Christina Richards, second place, Buckeye cupcakes;

Age 12 and under — Eva Enslen, first place, Reese Cup Cupcakes; Kinnedy Stanley, second place, Marshmallow Slime Cake.

Cake bakers for the event included Betty Farrar, Samantha Wolfe, Amanda Saxon, Carolyn Garnes, Kinnedy Stanley, Sammi Mugrage, Jenni Doczi, Christina Richards, Annisha Ball, Lauryn Woodall, Lori Miller, Stacy Butler, Addie Matson, Rita Ball, Raeven Reedy, Mason County Action Group, Peach Mugrage, Kyra Zuspan, Karen Circle, Terri Cline, Rylie Wolfe, Linda Marie Rapp, Beth Pierce, Mary Morton, Jean Powell, Carol Tate, Ashlee Enslen, Eva Enslen, Tracy Davidson, Mandy Milliron and Alyssa Richards.

Following the judging, cakes were auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Buyers at the event included Swisher & Lohse, Farmers Bank, Home National Bank, Transitions Home Care, Shear Illusions, Oiler Livestock, Erin Cross – Shear Illusions; Beth Shaver, Commissioner Jimmy Will, John Matson, Larry Wiley, Ridenour Gas, Judge Linda Warner, Clerk of Courts Sammi Mugrage, Dog Warden Colleen MurphySmith, Barb Crow, Wild Horse, Shannon Miller and the Vaughan Agency.

Cake Judges for the evening included Lori Miller, Barb Crow, Marge Barr, Mark Porter, Bill and Lesa Quickel, Mary Byer-Hill Mick Barr, Lois and Kevin Oiler, Sally Hanstine, Steven Fiegel, Jenny Mayle, Sammi Mugrage, Angie Shamblin and Brenda Smith.

Event sponsors included AEP River Transportation, Smith Construction, Farmers Bank, Home National Bank, Mark Porter Auto Group, Transitions Home Care, REMRAM Recovery LLC, Swisher & Lohse Pharmacy, D.V. Weber, PDK Construction, McDonald’s of Pomeroy, Angell Tax Meigs, Racine Optometric Clinic, Dr. Douglas Hunter, Auto Options, Jack’s Septic Service, Shear Illusions, Subaru of America, Oliver Packing and Equipment, King Ace Hardware, Hill’s Classic Cars and Pomeroy Flower Shop.

This is expected to be the last time this event is celebrated in the current location as the agency prepares to move to its new location in Middleport at The Blakeslee Center.

The Future Home of the Meigs County Council on Aging cake was made by Samantha Wolfe for the decorated cake division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-1_ne2019329133449178.jpgThe Future Home of the Meigs County Council on Aging cake was made by Samantha Wolfe for the decorated cake division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Spring Flower Basket cake was made by the Mason County Action Group for the decorated cake division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-2_ne2019329133451477.jpgThe Spring Flower Basket cake was made by the Mason County Action Group for the decorated cake division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Marshmallow Slime Cake was made by Kinnedy Stanley in the Age 12 and under division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-3_ne2019329133453700.jpgThe Marshmallow Slime Cake was made by Kinnedy Stanley in the Age 12 and under division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Crabby Cakes were made by Lauryn Woodall in the Age 12 and under division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-4_ne2019329133456929.jpgThe Crabby Cakes were made by Lauryn Woodall in the Age 12 and under division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Meigs County “Bite-Centennial” cake was made by Sammi Mugrage in the decorated cake division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-5_ne2019329133459445.jpgThe Meigs County “Bite-Centennial” cake was made by Sammi Mugrage in the decorated cake division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The Apple Pie cupcakes were made by Rita Ball for the cupcake division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-6_ne201932913352756.jpgThe Apple Pie cupcakes were made by Rita Ball for the cupcake division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

The “Kinki Pink” cupcakes were made by Jenni Doczi for the cupcake division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-7_ne201932913354920.jpgThe “Kinki Pink” cupcakes were made by Jenni Doczi for the cupcake division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Raeven Reedy displays the Grand Champion cake made by Jean Powell.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-8_ne201932913357297.jpgRaeven Reedy displays the Grand Champion cake made by Jean Powell. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Sammi Mugrage and Barb Crow were among the cake judges on Thursday evening.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-9_ne2019329133515604.jpgSammi Mugrage and Barb Crow were among the cake judges on Thursday evening. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Kevin and Lois Oiler judged the cupcake division.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-10_ne2019329133518498.jpgKevin and Lois Oiler judged the cupcake division. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Auctioneer Billy Goble had the job of auctioning off all of the cakes. The proceeds from the auction benefit the Meals on Wheels program and the kitchen renovations at the new location.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-11_ne2019329133520823.jpgAuctioneer Billy Goble had the job of auctioning off all of the cakes. The proceeds from the auction benefit the Meals on Wheels program and the kitchen renovations at the new location. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Cake judges Mick and Marge Barr taste one of the entries.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-12_ne2019329133524163.jpgCake judges Mick and Marge Barr taste one of the entries. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

Bill Quickel looks over the cakes in the decorated category.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-13_ne201932913352794.jpgBill Quickel looks over the cakes in the decorated category. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel

A large crowd gathered for the 18th annual March for Meals fundraiser on Thursday evening.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/03/web1_3.31-Cakes-17_ne2019329133536503.jpgA large crowd gathered for the 18th annual March for Meals fundraiser on Thursday evening. Sarah Hawley | Sentinel
Cake contest, auction benefits Meals on Wheels

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.