The 42nd Annual Cochran County Cake-a-Thon
to Raise Money for the American Cancer Society
Morton, TX–For more than 41 years, the Cochran County Cake-a-Thon has raised money for cancer research and celebrated success in the fight against cancer. Together, with surrounding counties and with communities from Ruidoso to Houston, this community has joined hearts and hands to support a cause that has affected this area in too many ways to count. This year’s Cake-a-Thon will be held on April 26, 2014, at the Cochran County Activities Building in Morton, from 10am to 4pm. Since its inception in 1973, the Cochran County Cake-a-Thon has raised over half a million dollars for the American Cancer Society.
Cake-a-Thon is one of the American Cancer Society’s most unique and longest-running fundraisers. People of all ages and backgroundscreate delectable treats which are auctioned off live on KLVT radio to bidders who call in from their homes or visit the event in-person. Those who cannot bake donate other handcrafted items including paintings and knitted and crocheted items which are also auctioned over the airwaves or at the event. Additional items, including signed Texas Tech memorabilia and merchandise from several local businesses, are included in a silent auction. A lunch of Southwest Soup will be served from 11am – 1pm; tickets for the lunch fundraiser are $8 and are available at the door. Raffle tickets for a gun made by Lewis Farm & Ranch Store are available for purchase for $20, with proceeds from all events benefiting the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer through research, education, advocacy, and services.
After the auction wraps up, a free community concertwill be held from 6pm – 10pm at Cochran County Park. Featured performers include Ray O'Brien, Lynna Zapata, MA Linda Handy, Brady Handy, Riley Dewbre, Donnie and Canaan Richardson, Jack and Larry, and other guests. Those wishing to showcase their unique talents still have time to sign up by contacting Jack Levens at Cox Auto (266-8811) or Larry Adcock (893-5029). The event will also be raffling off a gun made by Lewis Farm and Ranch Store. The tickets are $20 each and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The winner will be announced at the concert on Saturday night.
This year’s Cake-a-Thon has received support from several local student groups. Students from Morton ISD and Whiteface CISD held a t-shirt decorating contest; the winning designs are available to purchase for $10 each. Additionally, Morton ISD cheerleaders raised over $1000 in the fall through t-shirt sales of their own. Members of Cochran County 4-H Club and Whiteface FFA will be donating their time to help coordinate both the auction and the fundraiser lunch.
Anyone wishing to donate cakes, baked goods to the 41st Annual Cake-a-Thon may drop them off in Whiteface at M & M Store on April 25 or the morning of April 26. Pick up of donated items may also be arranged by calling one of the planning committee members: Sandy Roberts at 806-893-3077, Cheri Butler at 806-543-4988, Lettie Roberts at 806 245-6569, and Misti Welch (Lubbock) 806-745-0767.
About the American Cancer Society
Since 1913, The American Cancer Society has been committed to defeating cancer by helping people stay well through education and tools, get well with support and treatment options, finding cures through research and fighting back by working with lawmakers. For more information about the American Cancer Society, visit www.Cancer.org.