HARPERS FERRY, W.Va.—The Appalachian Trail Conservancy will hold a cake-baking contest to celebrate its 87th anniversary. Judging will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at ATC's Visitor Center, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va. The event is free and open to the public.
Contestants will bake their favorite type of cake and give it an Appalachian Trail theme. Register for this contest via email to email@example.com, or call 304-535-2200, ext. 134. Include name, age and type of cake. Registration deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, March 2. Cake submissions must be dropped off at the ATC's Visitor Center between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
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Judging will begin at 1 p.m. Judges include Ed Wheeless, co-owner of Laurel Lodge B&B in Harpers Ferry and trained in pastry arts at L'Academie de Cuisine; Warren J. Eng, culinologist and senior sales associate at Sur La Table in Pentagon City; and Gary "Babu Simba" Hill, 2008 through-hiker and winner of last year's cake-baking contest.
Prizes will be given to the winners of three categories: best tasting, best design, and best junior entry. For more information, call 304-535-2200, ext. 134.