$3,500 Takes the Cake

4-H fundraiser talk of the town

By Nancy Norman
|  Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010  |  Updated 1:16 PM EDT
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The Great Frederick Fair’s bakery auction rolled out some delicious treats and made some solid money for the 4-H Club Sunday night.

The prize of the show was cake number 55. It was, yum, a golden cake with lemon filling baked by Aislinn Latham, a very talented Catoctin High School freshman baker.

Vic Piccolomini, of Ross Contracting, bid a whopping $3,500 for the cake, the Frederick News Post reported. And he looked very satisfied with his purchase.

With 224 cakes, pies and other baked goods up for auction, the bidding was lively. The  4-H king, queen and princesses cheered on the crowd as the prices climbed to $200, $300 and finally, to take the cake, $3,500.

Betsy Mullineaux and Barry Feaga, who worked together on the event, told the News Post the Great Frederick Fair is the 4-H’s largest fundraiser of the year. As the tally is counted for this year's auctions, there are fond memories of the more than $25,000 raised at last year’s event.

We'll take a piece of Aislinn's masterpiece -- if it’s not all gone by now.


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