Roxbury students take the cake in fifth annual decorating contest

The enticing aroma of cake filled the hallways of Roxbury Central School last Wednesday. The school held its fifth annual Family Cake Decorating Contest as part of a month-long For the Love of Books reading celebration for the K-12 community.
Thirty-two families baked and decorated cakes on a book or reading theme. The cakes were then donated to the school for a silent auction. Throughout the day, students voted for their favorite cakes and a panel of judges made their choices for top honors.
In the evening, approximately 150 people attended the PTSA Read Across America night, which included a book giveaway, door hanger making, dancing, and to cap the evening off, a silent auction of the cakes. All entrants received certificates of participation and a cookbook.
The following cakes received the evening’s top awards and additional prizes: The Student Choice Award was given to Brittany Douglas and Jody Albano for Alice in Wonderland. The Grand Prize went to Ryder Albano for his cake On The Farm.
First Place went to Bella and Hunter Poniros for their cake Puff the Magic Dragon.
Second Place was given to Myah and Jenna Johnston for Going on a Bear Hunt.
Third Place was given to Robert, James, Kaitlin Peters, and Rudy Staab for Sponge Bob.
Fourth Place was awarded to Zoe and Chris Mattice for Ten Little Lady Bugs.
A prize was also given to Christy O’Donnell who was the highest bidder of the evening!
The funds raised from the cake auction will be used for next year’s month-long For the Love of Books activities.
The following businesses donated prizes for the event: Cha Cha Barbecue Hut, Stewart’s Shops in Stamford, and The East Branch Restaurant.