PEC employees and their families gathered at the cooperative’s headquarters in Johnson City September 26, to put their best baked goods forward in celebration of the co-op’s 85th anniversary.
Entries ranged from cakes and cookies to pies and a variety of delicious confections. Johnson City Mayor Stephanie Fisher; Becki Mayes, pastry chef and owner of The Jittery Biscuit; and Bart Burkhard, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Board Director and Co-chair of Lights Spectacular, served as the competition’s grand prize judges.
Even Wattson Raccoon, PEC’s mascot for Camp Save-a-Watt™ and youth programs made an appearance at the event to taste some treats and pose for photos. Employees who didn’t compete still had a chance to participate by taste testing entries with a $5 donation to benefit PEC’s Power of Change Program.
The following employees and their entries were named winners in their respective categories:
Grand Prize: Selected by Fisher, Mayes, and Burkhard based on appearance, taste, and texture.
Audri Nelson, PEC compliance specialist — When Life Throws You Lemons, Make Cake and Eat it Too
People’s Choice: Selected by employees.
Meghan Ingram, PEC accounts payable specialist — Crazy Cool Co-op Carrot Cake
Lucky Draw: Selected by a random draw of entries, except those selected as the Grand Prize and People’s Choice award winners.
DeAnn Hernandez, PEC member relations control center specialist — Chocolate Chip Cookies
Members can find more information on PEC’s history and upcoming anniversary celebrations online at pec.coop.