QA Fair Cake Auction pic '22

“Hey! Guys can bake cakes too.” Left, Trent Higgs purchases the Grand Champion Decorated Cake at this year’s Queen Anne’s County Fair 4-H Cake Auction, decorated by 4-H’er Brent Higgs, right. One of 39 blue ribbon cakes and three pies auctioned, helping raise thousands of dollars toward the QAC 4-H All-Stars Scholarship Fund.

CENTREVILLE — Three champion pies and 39 blue ribbon cakes were sold opening night of the 80th Queen Anne’s County Fair at the 4-H Park at the annual All-Star Cake Auction. The top selling cake was a banana sheet cake entered by Blake Quillen. Chestnut Manor Farms bought it for the top selling price of $4100. The champion cherry pie made by CJ Martin was purchased by Ruth Brothers and Chestnut Manor Farms for $1450, for a total auction amount of $26,000 — the highest amount ever raised. 4-H youth received 25% of the sales with the rest going to the 4-H All-Star Scholarship Fund.

Anne Schnappinger, 4-H All-Stars Cake Auction Chair, on behalf of the QA 4-H All-Stars and the 4-H members who entered cakes sold at the 2022 fair, thanked all those who continue to support the program. This year’s auction was a great success due to the generosity of Auctioneer Billy Elborn and Mid Atlantic Farm Credit Denton, Paul Gunther Catering, Sudlersville Lions Club, Dicks Autohaus, Mary Beth & Jamie Clough, Atlantic Tractor Whiteford, Ruth Gilly, New Life Veterinary Services, Belly Bustin Grill, Chestnut Vale Farms, Scott Black, Stony Knoll Farms, H & H Marine, Riggs Transport, Emory Creek Farms, After Glow Salon, Meredith Chem Farm, Ruth Brothers, Tomahawk Farms, American Restoration, Deerfield Farm, Chestnut Manor Farms, Hort Inc., Shear Joy Inc. J Clarke Show Feed, Randy Hutton Seed, Bryan Smith Main Street Home Loans, Black Dog Farm, Weaver Farms, Twin Walnut Farms, Chicadeedooda Farm, Steven Figliozzi, Sly Fox Farm, and Bright Star Farm.

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