Food paired with giving

Published 6:54 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018

The competition will heat up on Saturday at Lake Prince Woods Retirement Community for its annual Cupcake Wars.

Denise Brown, chairman of the 2018 Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer’s, is happy to do Cupcake Wars as a fundraiser to support the cause.

“I have invited folks to bake cupcakes, and everyone gets to vote for which one they want to choose as a winner,” Brown said.

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Brown has invited six people to bake for the competition, and Brown thinks the flavors may get interesting. One flavor from a past event featured a Guinness-flavored cupcake with Bailey’s-flavored frosting.

Those that want to come and taste cupcakes can purchase a $5 ticket before or the day of the event. When they arrive, they will receive a poker chip to vote for the best cupcake they try.

Along with a chance to try and vote on different cupcakes, participants have an opportunity to enter for a chance to win a 2017 Toyota Camry.

There are only 15,000 raffle tickets available, and a winner won’t be chosen until November when other area’s Alzheimer’s walks are finished.

The Cupcake Wars event will give a chance for people to socialize and chat about Alzheimer’s.

“Hopefully it will bring people together for some competition and socialization,” Brown said. “They can also get information about the walk if they haven’t already signed up.”

For more information or to reserve tickets, call Brown at 923-5513, but tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on July 28 at Lake Prince Woods, 100 Anna Goode Way.

The participants are working to raise a total of $85,800 before the walk on Sept. 15. They have reached 15 percent of their fundraising goal with $12,968 raised.

The walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at Constant’s Wharf, 110 E. Constance Road. For more information, visit