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Pontotoc Food Fight 2019 Celebrates National Candy Month with Local Bakers

PONTOTOC, Miss. – B.O.N.D. Small Business Group hosted the second annual Pontotoc Food Fight on Saturday, June 22nd, at Pontotoc Second Baptist Church in Pontotoc, Miss. This year's theme was "The World of Candy." The Pontotoc Food Fight consisted of four professional bakers and five home bakers going head-to-head to see which baker could create the best candy-themed cake.

Bakers had the chance to win in three categories: Fan Favorite, Best Dressed Cake, and First Place Overall. Attendees chose the winners of the Fan Favorite awards; however, Best Dressed Cake and 1st Place Overall were selected by three judges – local food blogger Jeff Jones of "Eating Out with Jeff Jones," radio personality Tawny of Big 99.3, and radio personality Kelli Karlson of Wizard 106.7.

The emcee for the event was Stephanie Moneek, host of The Uneekly Living Radio Show in Tupelo. Music was provided by DJ Marcus Rucker of Pontotoc. The photographer for the event was Kevonte Golden, owner of K. Golden Photography. Decorations for the event were done by Danielle Williams, owner of Dani's Hootenannies, and awards were designed and created by Ashley Hutcheson, owner of AHE Kreations. Souvenir calendars for the event were also printed by Valerie Adkinson, owner of Pamphlets by Val.

The bakers were not the only winners. Attendees also had the chance to take home one of the nine competing cakes by participating in a cake walk.

B.O.N.D. Small Business Group Would Like to Congratulate Our Winners:

  • Fan Favorite Home Cook - Sherry Walden, Caledonia

  • Fan Favorite Professional Cook - Laura Hallmark of Strange Brew Coffeehouse, Tupelo

  • Best Dressed Cake Home Cook - Jim Mull, Pontotoc

  • Best Dressed Cake Professional Cook - Kawana Valet of Kawana's Sweet Kreations, Tupelo

  • 1st Place Home Cook - Tarlita Roberson, Pontotoc

  • 1st Place Professional Cook - Tiffany Wheeler of Kreecher's Creations, Tupelo

B.O.N.D. would also like to thank JEWELS Mentoring, LLC, PAWS Pet Sitters, LLC, and Hill Country Network for sponsoring the event.

B O.N.D. Small Business Group is a promotional, networking, and developmental organization based in Pontotoc, created to allow small business owners in Pontotoc and the surrounding areas to come together, fellowship, and give back to the community. B.O.N.D. was created due to the need for cost-effective advertising, promotion, and resources for small business and organization owners.

Membership with B.O.N.D. Small Business Group is only $65 per year. Membership includes exclusive merchandise and discounts, promotion and referrals, free access to paid events like the Food Fight, and much more. If you would like more information about this event or B.O.N.D. Small Business Group, please call (662) 586-1156, email, visit their website at

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