Sweetness of Peace ready to offer Springfield tons of dessert delights


If your sweet tooth is tingling, it may be because the area’s one-stop dessert destination is set to return.

The 13th annual Sweetness of Peace, the area’s showcase of tasty creations from area restaurants and caterers, will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at 105 Shouvlin on the Wittenberg University campus.

Sweetness of Peace is sponsored by the Springfield Peace Center and is a fundraiser for its annual peace camp.

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For $15, attendees will sample 10 desserts from the participants and are given the all-important task of voting which is “Sweetest in Springfield” in 2018.

Among those contributing desserts are Smootie Cakes, Candy Print Shop, Me’la Urban Bistro, Simply Delicious, Parkhurst Catering and the Home of Sisters Surviving SMA.

“We love the caterers, and everyone can enjoy all 10,” Springfield Peace Center director Christina Walters said. “So many of the caterers have unique creations. And we always have carryout boxes for those who can’t finish.”

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The treats will be accompanied by live music from the Springfield Youth Symphony.

For the second straight year, local nonprofit groups will participate, with celebrity presenters giving a pitch for their organizations including Friends of Addicts, Springfield Soup Kitchen and two others.

Walters said this year is especially critical for peace camp as its funding was slashed by half. The Peace Center will get about $3,000 and a few other donations and have to make up the remainder of the $10,000 total through fundraisers such as this.

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About 200 area students in kindergarten through sixth grade participate the week-long camp in the first week of June, which is mediated by seventh- through 12th-graders.

The camp teaches kids non-confrontational skills and alternative ways to approach situations. About half of the last year’s participants were new students.

“We need these funds to continue to make the camp free,” Walters said. “What I love about Springfield is at things like this you see how many people really care about these causes that create a greater good. It’s heartfelt to know that’s my community.”

Tickets are tax-deductible and can be purchased at the Peace Center office, 224 W. College Ave., or at the door the day of the event.



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