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Sweets on parade: Confection parade a CCCAC fundraiser

February 9, 2011
By STACEY KUKKONEN Houghton Daily Mining Gazette

HOUGHTON - Sugary treats, tasty eats and dozens of sweets will soon fill the Michigan Technological University Lakeshore Center for the Parade of Confections.

Bonnie Loukus, who serves as assistant director at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock, said the Parade of Confections, - a fundraiser for the center - features dozens of baked goodies available during a live auction.

"Dress up and come out for the annual Parade of Confections where there will be a live auction of decadent gourmet desserts," she said.

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HOUGHTON — Sugary treats, tasty eats and dozens of sweets will soon fill the Michigan Technological University Lakeshore Center for the Parade of Confections.
Bonnie Loukus, who serves as assistant director at the Copper Country Community Arts Center in Hancock, said the Parade of Confections, — a fundraiser for the center — features dozens of baked goodies available during a live auction.
“Dress up and come out for the annual Parade of Confections where there will be a live auction of decadent gourmet desserts,” she said.
The Parade of Confections will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeshore Center, on the downtown Houghton waterfront, 600 E. Lakeshore Drive.
“The live auction actually begins at 7 p.m.,” she said. “So there is some social time before and we’ll have live music by Mike Irish,” she said.
Event auctioneer Phil Musser, executive director of KEDA, will begin the auction for the baked goods, which includes chocolate desserts, cheesecakes, flan and gourmet cookies, among many others.
“I believe we have a beehive cake coming this year,” Loukus said.
People may bid on desserts individually or in groups, which is strongly encouraged, she said.
The evening will also include a silent auction of jewelry and art, and hors d’oeuvres.
“The jewelry is donated from local artists,” she said. “It’s a really fun time.”
All of the proceeds go back to the CCCAC. This year, they are hoping to break the $5,000 mark for this event.
“We were pretty close last year with this event,” she said.
The CCCAC is located at 126 Quincy St. in Hancock.
Call 482-2333 for more information or visit coppercountryarts.com.

The Parade of Confections will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Lakeshore Center, on the downtown Houghton waterfront, 600 E. Lakeshore Drive.

"The live auction actually begins at 7 p.m.," she said. "So there is some social time before and we'll have live music by Mike Irish," she said.

Event auctioneer Phil Musser, executive director of KEDA, will begin the auction for the baked goods, which includes chocolate desserts, cheesecakes, flan and gourmet cookies, among many others.

"I believe we have a beehive cake coming this year," Loukus said.

People may bid on desserts individually or in groups, which is strongly encouraged, she said.

The evening will also include a silent auction of jewelry and art, and hors d'oeuvres.

"The jewelry is donated from local artists," she said. "It's a really fun time."

All of the proceeds go back to the CCCAC. This year, they are hoping to break the $5,000 mark for this event.

"We were pretty close last year with this event," she said.

The CCCAC is located at 126 Quincy St. in Hancock.

Call 482-2333 for more information or visit coppercountryarts.com.

 
 

 

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