Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

If at first you don’t succeed, try again.  That’s certainly the lesson that could be learned from local attorney Dan Morgan, the winner of the second annual Cupcake Eating Contest hosted by Honeymoon Bakery in downtown Rome yesterday as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association.  Morgan was the runner up in the inaugural competition last year.

Morgan successfully downed 12 cupcakes faster than anyone else to win this year’s competition.  He indicates that it was his ‘second place showing’ last year that drove him to ‘go all the way’ this year.

Morgan says that drinking a lot of water helped him to nab first place in the Cupcake Eating Contest.  He was awarded a $50 gift certificate to La Scala for that achievement.

Cody Franklin came in second in the adult division and took home a $30 Mellow Mushroom gift certificate.  Trey Thomas took third place and a $20 gift certificate from Harvest Moon.

All three finalists in the adult division were given two tickets each to the Rome Little Theatre production of their choice.

Emily Jarvis, age 12, was the winner of the junior division contest.  She won it by a bite over runner up Charlie Dixon.  All competitors in the junior division were given goodie bags that included tickets to the Tellus Science Museum and sweets from Sugar Candy Emporium. Their challenge was to see who could finish two giants cupcakes in the least amount of time.

The Cupcake Eating Contest’s organizer, Tonya Davis, owner of BDD Consulting Services in Rome, says that organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association are having to get creative in their fund raising efforts.  Hence, a cupcake eating contest.

The second annual Cupcake Eating Contest hosted by Honeymoon Bakery yesterday was one of a number of events being held in support of the Coosa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s, set for Saturday, November 9th at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome.  To register to participate or get more information about the Walk, visit

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