Fruitcakes flying our way

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Aaron "The Fruitcake Man" Schultz and a friend watch the action during a previous Great Fruitcake Toss.

Don’t forget, the 28th annual Great Fruitcake Toss is returning Saturday, Jan. 28. The wacky event will take place 1-3 p.m. in Memorial Park, 500 block of Manitou Ave.

A limited number of fruitcakes will available for rent for $5 per cake, including four tickets to throw. If you were fortunate enough to receive a fruitcake over the holidays, you could bring your own cake to toss.

Additional throws are available for $1 each, but entrants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Manitou Springs Community Pantry. Each canned item equals one event ticket, with a max of 10 tickets per family.

Outside cakes must be rectangular, weigh one pound and contain glacéed fruits, nuts and flour. They cannot contain anything inedible. Fruitcakes will not be taste tested, but fruitcakes must be visible and examined by the “Fruitcake Toss Tech Inspectors” upon arrival.

The Great Fruitcake Toss will follow all El Paso County Health Department safety requirements.

Events for all ages:

  1. Hand-toss distance
  2. Accuracy
  3. Basketcake (one fruitcake, tossed in basket three times)
  4. Balance

Information: the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce website.

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