Festival lists top cakes

Winners of the Roanoke Fall Festival cake contest have been announced.

They are:

Best decorated (theme), kids (ages 5-10) - Simon Fairchild, first place; Lawson Fairchild, second place; and Jason Bauman, third place.

Best decorated (non-theme), kids (ages 5-10) - Jessica Hartmus, first place; Laura Hatmus, second place; and Adalyn Harvey, third place.

Most delicious, kids (ages 5-10) - Kendal Kline, first place; and Jessica Hartmus, second place.
Best decorated (non-theme), junior (ages 11-18) - Katlin Carroll, first place; Emily Bucher, second place; and Hannah Nelson, third place.

Most delicious, junior (ages 11-18) - Corinne Tester, first place; Katlin Carroll, second place; and Brooke Dennis, third place.

Best decorated (theme), adult - LeiAnn Lindelien, first place; Debbie Fairchild, second place; and Melissa McCord, third place.

Best decorated (non-theme), adult - Danielle Lindelien, first place.

Most delicious, adult - LouAnn White, first place; Danielle Hermes, second place; and Ann Wygant, third place.

Sponsors of the event were Parkview Huntington Hospital and Mike Gibson State Farm Insurance.

Steve Ness and Kurt Ness of Real Living Ness Brothers Real Estate and Auction Company conducted the auction.

The highest price paid for a cake was $400 for a cake purchased by Nick's Junction.The average selling price was $110.

Purchasers of cakes included Village Coiffures, Economy Machine Products, American Legion Post 86, Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, Ness Brothers, Nick's Junction, Bob and Marilyn Dennis, MarkleBank, J&K Maple Syrup, Roanoke Kiwanis, the Roanoke Police Department, Marc and Linda Dennis, Hartley Garage, NorthStar Accounting, Rick and Linda Hartley, Julie Hartmus, Lock No. 4, Joan Dennis, Carroll's Flooring, Sparky Mart, Mayne Road Angus and Dennis Grain.

The cake auction is one of the biggest fund-raisers of the festival.

For information on entering the contest in 2013, monitor the festival's website at www.discoverroanoke.org.