You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it, too!
I bet you’ve heard the saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too!”
Fortunately, there are exceptions to some rules as is the case for our first
annual “That Takes the Cake! A Frosted Fundraiser for St. Gianna Women’s
Soon after the board of advisors for St. Gianna’s met the first time, they
came up with the idea of a cake decorating contest. I admit this was not the
first thing that came to my mind. To come clean, it was not on my mind at
all. But since we were in the season of Lent (and having had given up cake)
it seemed like a great idea. The more the ladies talked about it, the more
the metabolism of my saliva glands increased. It was the unanimous consensus
of the board.
I am excited to announce that on Saturday, May 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pius X
High School on 60th and A streets in Lincoln, St. Gianna Women’s Homes will
hold the first-ever “That Takes the Cake! A Frosted Fundraiser for St.
Gianna Women’s Homes.” There will be a professional category where bakers
around the area will be competing for awards and prize money. Those who
attend will be voting for their favorite cakes and will have a chance to buy
them via a silent auction. Votes will be cast by using dollar bills, and
those voting may vote as often as they wish.
There will also be a celebrity category with many local celebrities
participating. Those attending will be surprised who agreed to enter a cake.
Like the professional category, those attending will be able to vote for
their favorite celebrity cakes, and will have an opportunity to take them
home via a silent auction.
There will also be a cake walk as many devoted women have agreed to bake
their family favorites. This will be a perfect time to walk away with a cake
for Mother’s Day- either from the professional or celebrity categories or
from the cake walk.
Because it will be next to impossible to walk near beautiful and delicious
cakes without eating any, we will have complimentary cakes to be eaten,
along with something to wash it down. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it
I would like to thank the members of St. Gianna’s board for coming up with
this idea and for their hard work and dedication: Jenny Ackerman, Nancy
Bird, Amy Hamburger, Stephanie Johanns, Karen Largen, Lisa Marks, John
McDermott, Pat Miller, Ginger O’Donnell, Cathy Reese, Dotti Romero, Jolene
Ward, Sister Jacquelyn Darner, Greg Schleppenbach, and Deb Schulte. I would
also like to thank all the ladies who have agreed to bake cakes for the cake
walk and for all those who have helped in any way and are planning to help.
And yes, we will be needing a few volunteers the day of the event. Those
interested are invited to contact me at 402-474-1600.
As you have already surmised, this will be a family event. Tickets are $5
for an individual and $25 for a family. All proceeds will go to St. Gianna’s
Women’s Homes, for women escaping domestic violence and abortion. We get so
many calls for women in need that I received one while writing this column.
Please help us assist them while having a little fun and remember, you can
have your cake and eat it, too! St. Gianna, pray for us!!
2013 Southern Nebraska Register Publication Dates
(Resume Jan 4, 2014)
November 27 (Wed.)