An Independence Day contest entering its second year on Thursday lets all participants have their cake and eat it, too.
Croissants Bistro & Bakery, at Grissom Parkway and 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, will get extra sweet in serving up its second annual Fourth of July Cupcake Eating Contest. At this two-hour party beginning at 3 p.m. with entertainment various family activities, registrants for this marathon to munch down as many cupcakes as possible in five minutes must check in by 3:30 p.m.
Heidi Vukov, owner of Croissants, and Dennis Devorick, the winner of the 2012 inaugural event after consuming 19 cupcakes in five minutes, each offered their ingredients for making this contest a tradition every July.
Devorick, the principal at Carolina Forest Elementary School, and the new pastor at Centenary United Methodist Church in Conway and formerly of Wampee United Methodist Church, reflected on the 2012 event and his plans to compete again this year. He had flown this past week to Columbiana, Ohio, south of Youngstown, to help his daughter drive down in a truck with her move to begin her studies at Horry-Georgetown Technical College this fall, with a goal of returning to the Grand Strand in time to defend his crown.
Devorick | My sister signed me up. She has seen me at the buffets around here. ... She just signed me up on a whim.