Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Parade of Confections gourmet dessert auction to raise funds for Community Arts Center Feb. 10

HOUGHTON -- Looking for a special treat for Valentines Day? Dress up and come out for the annual Parade of Confections live auction of decadent gourmet desserts. The Parade of Confections is an annual fundraiser for the Copper Country Community Arts Center and will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center, on the downtown Houghton waterfront, 600 E. Lakeshore Drive.

Event auctioneer Phil Musser, executive director of KEDA (Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance), will begin the live auction at 7 p.m. sharp. The evening will also include a silent auction of jewelry and art, live music by the talented Mike Irish, and hors d'oeuvres. People may bid on desserts individually or in groups.

Some of the delectable desserts up for auction include: Engadine Chocolate Torte and Glazed Apricot Torte by Evie Johnson, cheesecakes by Joan Schumaker and Mark Klemp, Flan à la Roberto by Sandra Boschetto-Sandoval, Chocolate Espresso Torte by Harriet King, Red Velvet Cake by Christine Sommerfeldt, Christine Young’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, Black Forest Cherry Torte by Eric Karvonen, Christa Walck’s Best Baked Rice Pudding, Chocolate Mousse Cake and Strawberry Cream Cake from Kangas Café, Almond Fairy Torte by Norma Nominelli, Chocolate Truffles by Carol Ekstrom, Reine de Saba French chocolate almond cake by Patricia Van Pelt, Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake by Sue Bies of the Michigan House, Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by De la Terre and Täytekakku (Finnish Filled Cake) by Tiina Sakari.

Thank you bakers, paraders, volunteers, Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center, Celebrations, and Keweenaw Co-Op for helping to support this event.

The Copper Country Community Arts Center (CCCAC) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to serving the community. There is no admission, but donations are welcome as this is a major fundraising event. The CCCAC is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Call 482-2333 for more information or visit

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