Keystone College students hold Cupcake Challenge fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com | March 1st, 2017 8:51 am - updated: 3:45 pm.

LA PLUME — Evans Hall at Keystone College was full and overflowing with people Tuesday Feb. 28 with cupcakes as the main attraction.

Students from the school’s Hospitality and Event Planning Program coordinated and ran the fourth annual Cupcake Challenge, a fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Local restaurants, bakeries, caterers and armature bakers supplied the cupcakes, and community members purchased tickets to sample six treats each, voting for their favorites for the People’s Choice award.

The Mardi Gras-themed event also featured basket and 50/50 raffles.

A panel of judges selected the best in a variety of categories. Winners included Alissa Clarkson, The Hilton Scranton, Kari Plank, Christy Petro and Nibbles and Bits. Keystone College Pastry Chef Lauren Deily won the People’s Choice award.

Joey Congelio, 1, takes a bite of a cupcake offered by Meredith Congelio during Tuesday’s Cupcake Challenge fundraiser at Keystone College. The annual student-planned event benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-Cupcakes-1-1.jpgJoey Congelio, 1, takes a bite of a cupcake offered by Meredith Congelio during Tuesday’s Cupcake Challenge fundraiser at Keystone College. The annual student-planned event benefits the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Maggie Calpin, owner of Nibbles and Bits, and Zach Morgart, chocolatier, pose for a picture by their table, which won an award for being the best decorated at the Keystone College Cupcake Challenge Tuesday.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-Cupcakes-2-1.jpgMaggie Calpin, owner of Nibbles and Bits, and Zach Morgart, chocolatier, pose for a picture by their table, which won an award for being the best decorated at the Keystone College Cupcake Challenge Tuesday. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Owen Walsh, 3, gets some blue frosting on his face while enjoying a treat at the Cupcake Challenge Tuesday at Keystone College.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-Cupcakes-3-1.jpgOwen Walsh, 3, gets some blue frosting on his face while enjoying a treat at the Cupcake Challenge Tuesday at Keystone College. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
K.C., the Keystone College Giant, hangs out with his buddy Robert Azzarelli at the school’s Cupcake Challenge event Tuesday in Evans Hall.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-Cupcakes-4-1.jpgK.C., the Keystone College Giant, hangs out with his buddy Robert Azzarelli at the school’s Cupcake Challenge event Tuesday in Evans Hall. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Winners of the 2017 Cupcake Challenge, held Tuesday at Keystone College are, from left, first row, Alissa Clarkson, independent entrant, and Michael Cavalone, of The Hilton Scranton. Second row, Kari Plank, independent entrant; Lauren Deily, Keystone pastry chef; Joe Montoro, The Hilton Scranton; Elizabeth Romano, The Hilton Scranton; Maggie Calpin, Nibbles and Bits; and Christy Petro, My Mother’s Delicacies.
http://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_ABJ-Cupcakes-5-1.jpgWinners of the 2017 Cupcake Challenge, held Tuesday at Keystone College are, from left, first row, Alissa Clarkson, independent entrant, and Michael Cavalone, of The Hilton Scranton. Second row, Kari Plank, independent entrant; Lauren Deily, Keystone pastry chef; Joe Montoro, The Hilton Scranton; Elizabeth Romano, The Hilton Scranton; Maggie Calpin, Nibbles and Bits; and Christy Petro, My Mother’s Delicacies. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

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