On Saturday, Sept. 17, Helen Woodward Animal Center launches Cupcakes for Critters with a kick-off event at the HWAC Pavilion from 2 to 5 p.m., featuring a fashion show, cupcake decorating demonstrations, vendors and crafts for kids. The oh-so-sweet fundraiser continues as animal lovers and bakers alike are invited to participate by either purchasing cupcakes from a retail partner or by baking and selling their own cupcakes. Prizes will be given for “most creative” and “most extreme” cupcakes and for the person who sells the most cupcakes. The event culminates with an awards ceremony at on Dec. 8. For more information visit
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