Stories tagged with: Cake Auction

April 29, 2011 - 9:02pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

The 25th Carr Center Cake Auction is over and the numbers are in.

This year's two day total comes in at 131,210 dollars. WHIZ's cake sold for 3,000 dollars three times during the last ten minutes of bidding.

"We went from about 115,000 to 130,000 in a heartbeat," said John Hajjar, Executive Director, Carr Center.

 Hajjar says even though this year's total is lower than last year's 138,500 dollars raised, it still provides around a quarter of the Carr Center's...

April 27, 2011 - 5:54pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

The public is invited to view all of the cakes submitted for the 25th Annual Carr Center Cake Auction.

It was a busy Wednesday at the Colony Square Mall as participants carefully brought in each of their cakes and placed it in its assigned area. Volunteer Tammy Porter said she enjoys seeing what each baker creates and how much they will go for.

"When you talk to the cake bakers and see how many hours they've put in, I asked a lady who came in earlier and she said she's...

April 23, 2010 - 7:01pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

All the bids are in and the numbers have been tallied.

The 24th Annual Carr Center Cake Auction brought in $138,005.

"We're about $2,000 less than we did last year," said Guest Auctioneer Ron Bucci. "We would have been tickled to death if we did $120,000. This community loves the cake auction. They love the Carr Center and what it does for the community."

According to Bucci, the Carr Center will be able to continue the good works they...

April 22, 2010 - 5:10pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

The annual Carr Center Cake Auction is well on its way to a successful year.

Nearly half the 410 cakes now have new homes with owners excited about the prizes they've won.

"Everything's going fine," said Carr Center Executive Director Anna Oertel. "We're about on track to where we were this time last year. The energy is fabulous. People are calling in all the time. We've even got more people bringing out cakes today. So things are going well."

The final...

April 21, 2010 - 9:29pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

Area residents were able to get their first peek at the sweet treats up for grabs at the Carr Center Cake Auction.

Tonight's crowd got the chance to vote for their favorite out of 415 cakes.

"They get bigger, more detailed, more elaborate," said Karen Maniaci. "There is just so much detail in them. It's just hours and hours of work I'm sure."

"They're really crazy," said Stacee Chesnik. "I know a lot of people spent a lot of time on them....

April 20, 2010 - 5:28pm
4 years 18 weeks ago

One local bakery is swamped, preparing 70 cakes for the Carr Center Cake Auction. The community-wide event takes place this Thursday and Friday.

There were spatulas whipping icing frantically, cake pans twirling, and lots of movement in Riesbeck's Pick 'N' Save Bakery as four workers take on 70 cakes, but with about 90 years of experience, they say they're ready to take the challenge on.

"It's only once a year. I think we can handle it. It's worthwhile, " says cake...

April 7, 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

Are you ready for a community tradition?

The Carr Center Cake Auction is just only two weeks away. If you're still interested in donating a cake with incentives, there's still time. The center just extended its deadline to April 14th, and Executive Director, Anna Oertel, says more cakes are needed.

"It's huge for us. We wouldn't be here without it for sure. We've been very fortunate. This is the 24th years for the Cake Auction, and it provides us with about 25% of our...

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