Harpers Ferry, WV (Feb. 13, 2015) – Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) as the organization kicks off its 90th anniversary celebration with a nationwide Appalachian Trail (A.T.) themed cake baking contest. The public is invited to bake a cake and submit their entry virtually or in person during an event on Saturday, March 7 at the ATC Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
To submit a cake online, upload a photo of your creation to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ATC90th no later than Thursday, March 5. Please include a brief description of your cake, including its flavor. The ATC will display entries on its various social media accounts and will choose one winner to receive A.T. merchandise.
Participants may also bring cakes to the ATC’s Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry on the morning of March 7 to be evaluated by a team of judges. More information about this event is available at www.appalachiantrail.org/events.
“This fun opportunity allows everyone to participate as the Appalachian Trail Conservancy celebrates 90 years of protecting and managing the Appalachian Trail, one of the longest continually marked footpaths in the world," said Javier Folgar, director of Marketing and Communications for the ATC. "Together with our supporters and partners, we look forward to building on our successes and looking ahead to the future.”
For more information about the ATC’s 90th anniversary, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/90th.
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC was founded in 1925 by volunteers and federal officials working to build a continuous footpath along the Appalachian Mountains. A unit of the National Park System, the A.T. ranges from Maine to Georgia and is approximately 2,185 miles in length. It is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world. The mission of the ATC is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information, please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Email: [email protected]