Cakes fly (up to 180 feet!) at Manitou’s Great Fruitcake Toss

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Despite frozen noses and toes, hundreds turned out for the 28th annual Great Fruitcake Toss on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Memorial Park. Volunteers baked and wrapped 150 fruitcakes; the proceeds from renting them were given to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church food pantry. Afterward, the somewhat battered fruitcakes, which are low in sugar, were taken to the animals at Smokebrush Farm.

Winners are listed below the gallery. (Arrows are in the top right corner to scroll through.)


10 and younger:

Balance — Sloan E.

Basket toss and accuracy — Brayden J.

Distance — Lyric (55 feet)


Balance — Lux W.

Basket toss — Scarlett H.

Accuracy — Olivia L.

Distance — Aiden (124 feet)


Distance, female — Emily K. (97 feet)

Distance, male — Niko (180 feet)


Distance, female — Dawn Y. (70 feet)

Distance, male — David B. (96 feet)


Distance, female — MariBeth P (30 feet)

Distance, male — Doug G (65 feet)

Winningest tossers across all categories:

King — Korben Mitchell

Queen — Emily Kollander

Holland Temple won the Too-Good-To-Toss Great Fruitcake Bake-Off with her version of Nanna’s Blonde Fruitcake.

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