Provided by Cochran County
For more than 41 years the Cochran County Cake-a-Thon has raised money for cancer research and celebrated success in the fight against cancer. Together, with surrounding counties and as far away as Ruidoso, New Mexico to Houston, Texas this community has joined hearts, hands and support to a cause that has affected this area in too many ways to count.
People of all ages and genders will go into the kitchen and bake something to donate to the Cake-A-Thon to be auctioned off on the radio or in person. The people behind the scenes have and will continue to dedicate their time and presence in order to guarantee a significant success each year. If they cannot bake, they will paint, crochet, knit or any number of activities to present to the auction for sale. We also have a silent auction that includes donated merchandise for anyone wanting to try their hand.
Among other activities for the day include the sale of T-shirts that are decorated through a decoration contest from both the schools in Cochran County, Morton Independent School District and Whiteface Consolidated Independent School District. The students work hard on these designs and we transfer the winners to the T-shirt and have had tremendous feedback and interest in these shirts. Also, the Morton ISD cheerleaders sold t-shirts in the Fall and donated over $1,000 to the American Cancer Society. During the day of the auction, the Cochran County 4-H Club members and Whiteface FFA members donate their time to help coordinate not only the items being auctioned, but to the meal.
This year the event will have raised over ½ million for the American Cancer Society since the event started in 1947.
This year's event will be held in Morton on Apr. 26 at the Cochran County Activities Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes a silent auction of cakes, cookies, and other baked goods as well as a live auction and lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $8.
There will also be a community concert at 7pm. This event is coordinated and hosted by Jackie Levens and Larry Adcock. Local artists join together to provide songs and entertainment for the community. It is a real pleasure to sit and listen to these artists and adds an extra lift of spirits to those who attend.
The event will also be raffling off a gun made by Lewis Farm and Ranch Store. The tickets are $20 each and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.