Keystone College to hold its annual Cupcake Challenge

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FACTORYVILLE, WYOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- Something is cooking on the Keystone College campus.

It’s the annual “Cupcake Challenge” and it’s happening on Fat Tuesday.

“I love chocolate cupcakes so chocolate makes a good cupcake,” said senior Malek Thomas.

You can find just about any flavor cupcake at the challenge. Students in the hospitality and event planning program coordinate this event.

15 bakers from around th region will be competing for top honors while raising money to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or PANCAN.

“Only nine percent of people who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last five years,” said Paul Savage of PANCAN. “We need to improve that.”

It’s a very personal reason the event is raising money for the nonprofit.

“I had lost my mom to pancreatic cancer and some of the students had recently been affected or touched by pancreatic cancer,” said Brenda Lidy, a hospitality and business program professor.

Giving back while giving students a hands-on lesson.

“It’s really a good cause to support and help develop that research to come up with a cure,” said Amanda Martin of Tobyhanna.

“The highlight for me is meeting 15 more bakers,” said Anthony Pelicci of Waverly.

The event is taking place on Tuesday from 6 pm until 8 pm inside the Hibbard Campus Center at Keystone College. A $10 donation gets you six delicious cupcakes to taste.

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