Cascade Locks Park Association (and the Mustill Store Museum) is seeking the best locally made oatmeal cookie Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of the nonprofit’s Holiday Extravaganza. The contest is open to all local bakers and is part of a weekend of events. The Holiday Extravaganza takes place Dec. 2 and 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
The cookie contest is open to all local bakers. The cost to enter is $25, and the entry deadline is Nov. 30. Entries with nuts or fruits of any kind must be clearly marked. Prize money will be based on the number of entries.
To participate in the Oatmeal Cookie Baking Contest, you can access the entry form by visiting cascadelocks.org/pdf/cookie-contest-form.pdf.
During the two-day Holiday Extravaganza event, local authors will be on hand to sign books, and vendors will sell locally made crafts, like pottery, birdhouses, candles, Cat’s Meow Village pieces and crocheted items, among other goods.
Cascade Locks Park also is collecting gifts for the Cascade Village “Adopt-A-Family” program. Residents are encouraged to donate an unwrapped gift for residents ages newborn to senior citizens. Age group ranges are newborn to 6 years old; 6 years old to 18 years old; 18 years old to 60 years old; and over 60.
Items will be collected and delivered to Cascade Village for its holiday party Dec. 21.
The Mustill Store Museum located at 57 W. North St. in downtown Akron.
The mission of Cascade Locks Park Association is to preserve, protect and promote the industrial, commercial and cultural heritage of the Cascade Locks Park along locks 10-16 of the Ohio & Erie Canal. Visit the Mustill Store Museum to learn about the canal era and delve into Akron’s industrial history through the many interpretive displays within the park and museum that explain the significance of this area to the rise of Akron. For info, visit www.cascadelocks.org or call (330) 374-5625.