Feb. 9: Heritage Cake Contest and Tasting Party at Pioneer Park

The Lee County Historical Society hosts its third annual Heritage Cake Contest, sponsored by Panera’s, Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Trade Center Museum, Loachapoka, Alabama at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST). A tasting party will follow, with samples available at $1 each. Coffee is complimentary, and carry out boxes will be available for those wishing to take samples home. Proceeds benefit Pioneer Park.

A heritage cake, for this contest, is defined as one made from a recipe at least 100 years old, or a recipe known to be three generations old. Last year’s winner, 13-year-old Jack McGowin, won first place with his great-great-grandmother’s recipe for Sour Cream pound cake. There is a $5 entry fee and the application can be found at ecountyhistoricalsociety.org, along with contest rules and judging criteria. The Heritage Cake Contest is a feature of Pioneer Park’s “Second Saturday.”

The Lee County Historical Society is a non-profit organization established in 1968 to promote the history of the County. The Park incorporates nine buildings on six-and-a-half acres in the center of Loachapoka. Membership is open to all interested parties. For more information, call Sheila Eckman at 334-750-9666.