Penn Wynne, Lower Merion, PA — The Penn Wynne Civic Association 1st Annual Dessert Festival was held in the Community Room of The Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church today in Wynnewood.
Neighbors, friends and business people mingled over a large variety of specialty desserts and treats while their children waited for the big event: The Spatula Licking Contest.
L-R: Nicole Libiski President PWCA, Ella Liberatoscioli - Winner, Jim Shulman - Event Co-Chair
“This was really fun,” exclaimed Ella Liberatoscioli, age 9, who was the winner.
The judging was very precise and to win each contestant had to remove any signs of the delicious white icing from the spatula. Two times the judge, Jim Shulman declared that contestants had not entirely removed all signs of the white sweet butter icing.
The winner was declared after Shulman and Lisa Healy examined the spatula that looked as if it had just been removed from the dishwasher.
At precisely 3 PM Nicole Lubiski, Association President called the Contestants of the Spatula Licking Contest to the front of the hall. Each contestant had to pre-register as there was a limited amount of icing/dough slicers.
L-R: Nicole Lubiski, Lisa Healy, Angela Cato Laramee, Jim Shulman Event Co-Chairs.
“We want to get people together inside so that they can get to know their neighbors and to see old friends,” stated Jim Shulman, the man behind the idea.
Parents watching their children compete in the Spatula Licking Contest
The sweet treats event starting at 2 PM. Over 50 adults and 76 + children walked rows of heavenly desserts that included cookies, brownies and other delicious confectionary creations like chocolate triple-fudge cake.
Sponsors of the event arranged to have gourmet desserts from the Bakery House a well known Bryn Mawr favorite of savory “last course” treats. Neighbors arrived carrying their own dessert creations that were donated to the delicious cause.
The civic association is comprised of area residents and businesses that work towards making the area a better place to live and work.
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