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Year of cupcakes winner revealed Sunday

A gourmet cupcake.

A gourmet cupcake. Photo Credit: Newsday/Andreas C. Constantinou

The winner of a year’s supply of cupcakes will be announced Sunday morning at the Kings Park farmers market.

The market in recent weeks has been holding a raffle to raise money for a local food pantry and a scholarship fund, with the prize being cupcakes donated by the producers of the TLC cable television show “DC Cupcakes.” The winner will be announced at 10 a.m. Sunday at the market, at Church Street and Route 25A.

“The raffle raised about $1,100 and change,” said farmers market co-founder Aly Elish-Swartz.

From the proceeds, about $600 will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kings Park, she said. About $500 will be put toward a scholarship awarded each year by the Kings Park Civic Association to a graduating Kings Park High School senior.

Farmers market vendors and the civic association have collected more than 300 pounds of fresh produce and canned goods for the pantry, Elish-Swartz said. Food is collected the second and fourth Sundays of each month.

The market, run by the civic association and Long Beach-based Friends and Farmers Inc., is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday through Nov. 20.


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