SWEET CHARITY 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:30 - 9 pm

Columbia Pipeline Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave., SE

Tickets Available NOW!

Tickets Available NOW!

Click the image to order yours TODAY! Tickets are $25 per person and each ticket comes with ONE People's Choice Award vote! All monies raised from this event benefit Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

What is Sweet Charity?

What is Sweet Charity?

Sweet Charity is a light-hearted, friendly dessert competition, pitting area confectioners and chefs against one another as they vie for top honors. Our panel of Celebrity Judges will select winners in three categories: Presentation, Creativity, and Taste. Every ticket holder gets to have their say, as well, and one entrant will win the sure-to-be-coveted People's Choice award. During the evening, we'll have live music, door prize opportunities, lots of laughter, and maybe a surprise or two!

#BeTheCookie

#BeTheCookie

Our special #BeTheCookie tickets entitle you to ONE admission + TEN People's Choice Award votes! It's a great way to show your love for a favorite entrant as they compete for this coveted honor. #BeTheCookie tickets are available from each of our entrants or online. We'll also be at Oddbird Gift Emporium on Saturday, 2/11 from 1-3 pm selling them onsite! Tickets to Sweet Charity make a GREAT gift for your favorite Valentine!

Entrant: Edgewood Summit

Entrant: Edgewood Summit

Our newest entrant is Edgewood Summit, with baker Jenny Reese. Edgewood Summit is a non-profit, full-service continuing care retirement community. Their mission is to provide an attractive, caring, comfortable and affordable senior living community for older adults in Charleston, WV, and the Kanawha Valley region. We look forward to seeing what Jenny cooks up for our little competition!

Entrant: Cakewalk Designs

Entrant: Cakewalk Designs

Say hello to Tina Francis of Cakewalk Designs out of Huntington! Competing last year as Sweet Confections, Tina and team won the Best Taste award with their incredible creations. This year, as Cakewalk Designs, this team looks forward to defending their title - and maybe adding an award or two to their already VERY FULL trophy case! Tina is a sought after cake designer who has garnered praise from all corners. We look forward to discovering what delectable deliciousness she's got in store!

Entrant: Delights by Davis

Entrant: Delights by Davis

Zach Davis is back again for his third year as an entrant and we cannot wait to see what he has planned. One thing is for certain: he will bring his very best and figure out some way to WOW us all in the process! Renowned for his handcrafted brownie desserts, Zach is presently hard at work launching his business, Delights By Davis.

Entrant: Rock City Cake Company

Entrant: Rock City Cake Company

In downtown Charleston, they're the new kids on the block. But this trio has been rockin' the Valley's tastebuds with their amazing creations since 2013. This trio has true passion for baking and making their customers happy. "This store is our life. We bake every single thing fresh and new every night and sell out every day," says Morgan. While they specialize in custom cakes, they also offer every bakery item you can imagine. And they do it all with artistic flair.

Entrant: Sugar Momma Sweets

Entrant: Sugar Momma Sweets

Jordan Dotson's story is a familiar one to a couple of our entrants. She is in the process of turning a passion for creating beautiful cookies into a viable business venture! Jordan enjoys making cookies for special events- especially holidays. "Cookies make a great gift and it's even sweeter when you can personalize them," Jordan says. "I try to make each cookie look realistic and a lot of time goes into the details on each one. I love to bring joy to people through my cookies."

Entrant: Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

Entrant: Mardi Gras Casino & Resort

We couldn't be happier to have Executive Pastry Chef Cheri Godfrey from Mardi Gras Casino & Resort West Virginia back to compete again for her THIRD straight year! Her Chantilly Swans took the Presentation Award during our inaugural event in 2015, and with good reason! The Mardi Gras team always brings their best and comes to win. We can't wait to see what Chef Godfrey cooks up this year!

Entrant: Ms. Groovy's Kitchen

Entrant: Ms. Groovy's Kitchen

For years, Ms. Groovy's Kitchen has been serving West Virginia as a full service, gourmet company. Ms. Groovy, aka Jeni Burns-Riser, prepares the client's menu fresh, on premise, and works with local vendors to source fresh ingredients. Ms. Groovy isn't just a gourmazing cook and caterer, she's also a strong community advocate. Her awesome commitment to creative social entrepreneurship and groovalicious food makes her community proud. We're glad she's back for her second year!

Entrant: Lil' Bit of Heaven Cupcakes

Entrant: Lil' Bit of Heaven Cupcakes

Teri Blevins, owner (with her husband Dan) of Lil' Bit of Heaven Cupcakes, has a lot to celebrate this year. In addition to being two-tiime Sweet Charity 'People's Choice Award' winners, the couple opened their bricks & mortar bakery in the heart of downtown St. Albans where business is booming! It's a lovely shop, filled with amazing aromas that change daily. You never know which of the 130+ cupcake flavors Teri and her team might be whipping up, but you *always* know you WANT ONE.

Cash Bar Available!

Cash Bar Available!

New this year, by popular demand! Thanks to the folks at Bridge Road Bistro, we will be offering a cash bar with a selection of wine & beer for your enjoyment.

Musician Steve Himes

Musician Steve Himes

We are thrilled that Mr. Steve Himes will be joining us for his 3rd consecutive year. Whether performing by himself or with any conceivable combination of musicians, Steve Himes presents a unique style of playing which easily adapts to any situation. Such versatility has delighted audiences in clubs, theaters, restaurants and concerts for many years. We're lucky to have him provide the ear candy for our sweet event!

Meet Judge Kallie Cart!

Meet Judge Kallie Cart!

Kallie is an award winning anchor and reporter at WCHS & WVAH TV. You can see her every weeknight on WCHS at 5, 6 and 11. She joined Eyewitness News in 2011 -- covering several high profile stories. When she's not working or volunteering, she and her family love to get out and enjoy local restaurants, attractions and hang out with family and friends. We're thrilled to have her on board!

Meet Judge Morgan Robinson!

Meet Judge Morgan Robinson!

You may have heard Morgan previously as co-host of Coach Kidd in the Morning on Electric 102.7 and may have also read her popular lifestyle blog, Charming Charleston. Now serving as Director of Communications for the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences, Morgan loves bringing “sweet” educational and entertainment exhibits and events to the state of West Virginia!

Meet Judge Jim Strawn!

Meet Judge Jim Strawn!

Jim's ability to be in five places at once is legendary, and his optimistic outlook is a beacon for good in our community. Jim is the President of Jim Strawn & Company, a new marketing firm that specializes in helping civic organizations, non-profits, municipalities, associations and businesses of all sizes engage their customers and followers through results-driven marketing strategies.

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Meet Host/Emcee ... Adam Harris! We're excited to welcome host and emcee Adam Harris back to the mic for the 3rd annual Sweet Charity dessert competition. Adam is the Executive Producer of "Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce," the long-running public radio program produced by WV Public Broadcasting and distributed by NPR Music. Adam does a great job guiding us through this evening packed with good eats, good tunes, and fun!

We need YOU!

We need YOU!

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