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Food fight benefits tutoring group
Cake-tastrophe set for Saturday
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Forsyth County News

If you go
* What: Cake-tastrophe
* When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
* Where: Grace Chapel Church, 6755 Majors Road
* Cost: $40 for four; $15 for individual
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Have your cake and throw it too, during the county’s only dessert food fight.

On Saturday, Cake-tastrophe will set the stage for a large baked goods battle, which will raise money and awareness for Next Generation Focus.

The Forsyth County nonprofit provides free or low-cost tutoring and other services to county students.

Founder Amy Sol said the cake fight fundraiser is the organization’s first on a large scale since it launched in 2007.

A couple hundred people are expected to attend, Sol said, and the students who receive tutoring will be the first ones to hurl some baked goods.

“It’s going to be hilarious,” Sol said. “They’ve got it all worked out — who they’re going to throw at.”

For most, she said, the volunteer teachers and high school students who provide the Saturday tutoring sessions will be the targets.

The food fight is open to the public from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a cost of $40 for four T-shirts and ammunition for four in a single fight.

Additional ammo — including cakes, whipped cream, pies and other desserts — will be sold at the event.

Proceeds from the cake fight will go toward funding Next Generation Focus programs.

A portion of proceeds from on-site food and drink vendors will also go to the organization.

Also during the event Saturday, Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies will on hand to teach about stranger danger and Forsyth County firefighters will offer fire safety tips.