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Joliet foundation to host inaugural cupcake competition

Applications are now being accepted for professional and amateur bakers for the inaugural Glen Marcum Foundation Charity Cupcake Challenge.

The cupcake fundraiser will take place 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Local 176 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) hall, 1100 NE Frontage Road in Joliet.

Bakers do not pay an entry fee, but are required to bake a minimum of three dozen cupcakes.

Cupcakes will be judged on taste, creativity, and display. The theme for the cupcakes is movie animation.

Awards will be awarded in both amateur and professional baker categories.

For sponsorship packages and to register online, visit

Tickets for the family friendly event are $10 each and include admission, water, lemonade, coffee and popcorn.

Children, 12 years and under, are $5.00 each. Cupcakes may be purchased for $2 each, $10 for six cupcakes, or $20 for a dozen.

The event will raise money for the Glen Marcum Foundation. The Foundation was established in 2017 to commemorate the life and values of Glen Marcum, a lifelong Joliet resident who died in 2016.

The mission of the Foundation is to continue Marcum's lifelong mission of community service by contributing to Joliet area foundations and organizations.

A 2016 Herald-News story said Marcum served on the Joliet Public Schools District 86 by serving on its Board of School Inspectors from 1991 to 2003, stepping down to run for City Council.

He also was the founding president of the Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence, which received nonprofit status in 2004 and provides scholarships and classroom grants for District 86 teachers and students, the story also said, adding Marcum remained involved with the foundation until his death.

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