It that time of year again – time for the annual Lincoln County FCE Sweetheart Cake Bake.

“Soon our ladies will be scouring the county looking for sponsors to order some of the most delicious cakes you have ever tasted,” said Lisa Ritter. “Each cake is baked from scratch by the best bakers in the county, and for only $25 one can be yours. There are 10 basic categories to pick from, or you can make a choice as individual as you are.”

This annual tradition has become a favorite of so many people, and organizers are hoping that not only regular donors sponsor cakes this time but that new donors agree to sponsor cakes as well.

All the proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to provide scholarships to graduating seniors from Lincoln County. These funds also allow students, who would otherwise not be able to attend 4-H summer camp for financial reasons, to do so and experience all 4- has to offer. Last year, Lincoln County FCE was able to fund two $500 scholarships for graduating seniors and send five students to 4-H camp with full scholarships.

“We had a banner year with our fundraising and hope to be able to do the same, or better, this year,” Ritter said. “It all comes down to you, Lincoln County!”

If you are interested in sponsoring a made-from-scratch-cake for $25 and have not been approached by an FCE member, please contact Ethel Bonner at the UT Extension Office, 931-433-1582, or Pat Jones, cake bake chairwoman, at 931-937-6358.

The Annual FCE Sweetheart Cake Bake will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12. Judging starts at 9 a.m. and should be concluded no later than 1 p.m. Sponsors have the choice of having their cake delivered, or they can pick them up at the UT Extension Office in the Ralph Hastings Building, 208 Davidson Street, Fayetteville.

“We always have a few extra cakes if you didn’t get the chance to fill out a sponsor form and would like to just swing by and pick one up,” she added. “Thank you ahead of time for your generosity, Lincoln County. Our children appreciate every scholarship we can make available.”

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