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Sweets for the Sweet 2016

“Sweets for the Sweet” is a local restaurant dessert competition hosted by the Caritas House Inc., which assists people living in 22 counties of northern West Virginia who are living with HIV/AIDS. The Caritas (Latin for charity) House was created in 1994 and is one of three organizations in the state who assist these individuals.

Sweets for the Sweet

The 20th annual event was held on Saturday at the WVU Alumni Center. It cost $20 and the proceeds benefited the Caritas House. The event featured the dessert tasting competition, raffles, door prizes and auctions.

Heather and I found a table right across from Joel, who is my fellow foodie friend within University Relations and happens to bake at Rising Creek Bakery occasionally. Heather’s friends April and Emily joined us, and we began making our rounds to the 13 (THIRTEEN!) different restaurant participants.

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Candace Nelson
I'm Candace Nelson, and I am a West Virginia University alumna. I currently work in public relations. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in professional writing and editing, Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a focus on news-editorial (minor in Business Administration) and Master of Science in Journalism. I have a passion for reading, writing, religion, feminism, media, storytelling, West Virginia and all things local - specifically food. I fully believe in supporting the local economy and culture. As a lifelong Appalachian, I value the state and the fruits it creates.

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