The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is hosting a cake baking contest in honor of its 88th birthday on Saturday March 2, 2013 from 12 - 5 p.m. at the ATC Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry. Last year over 100 local residents and business owners were in attendance. This event is free and open to the public.
This year's contest will be judged in three categories: best Appalachian Trail (A.T.) design, best tasting and most creative cake. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges and the most creative cake will be judged by the public. Prizes, including ATC gear and apparel, will be awarded to the top submissions.
"The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to host this event in celebration of our 88th birthday," said Javier Folgar, director of Marketing and Communications of the ATC. "Not only will this celebration bring the local community together, but it will also raise awareness of the Appalachian Trail and the importance of having this vital resource for all to enjoy, right in our backyard".
Cakes will be on display from 12 -1 p.m. and will be served to the public from 1 - 5 p.m. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. and the winners of the contest will be announced at 2 p.m.
To enter a cake for this contest, email Claire Hobbs by Feb. 28 at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, type of cake and cake dimensions, as well as any relevant information such as possible allergens.
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. The A.T. is a unit of the National Park System, stretching from Georgia to Maine, at approximately 2,180 miles in length. It is one of the longest, continuously marked footpaths in the world. Volunteers typically donate more than 220,000 hours of their time doing trail-related work each year, and about 2 to 3 million visitors walk a portion of the A.T. each year.
For more information about the event visit www.appalachiantrail.org/events.