Parishes continue to provide relief to hard-hit communities post-Sandy

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ENS Photo/Lynette Wilson[Episcopal News Service – New York] As the East Coast braced on Nov. 7 for another storm, this time a nor’easter expected to bring heavy rains, snow and strong winds to the region, Episcopal churches continued to provide assistance and relief to residents still struggling to recover from the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy just over a week ago.After pummeling the Caribbean, the devastating storm made landfall in New Jersey Oct. 29, killing more than 100 people and leaving millions of people in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and other states along the Northeast corridor without electricity and, in some cases, water or heat. Tens of thousands of New York and New Jersey residents remained without basic utilities on Nov. 7 as temperatures were expected to dip into the 30s.On Avenue C and 12th Street in Manhattan’s East Village, the 1,700 residents living in Campos Plaza, where first-floor apartments flooded, still lacked heat, and the garbage had not been picked up in nine days, said Dereese Huff, Campos’ tenants association president.As Huff left her eighth-floor apartment on Nov. 7 and her voice echoed through the hallway, one tenant shouted thanks from behind her door to Huff for her efforts to help residents after the storm. While Huff rode the elevator to the first floor, another tenant thanked and praised her.Huff and the Rev. Winnie Varghese, rector of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, were headed to Huff’s office, awaiting a carload of prepared food and other items. The supplies were en route from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Somers, New York, an area in Westchester County where Sandy left 95 percent of the population in the dark.Rector Sanford “Sandy” Key drove into New York city to deliver the donation Wednesday morning. As he unloaded the car, he explained that his own parish served hot meals to between 75 and 100 people in the storm’s aftermath through Nov. 6 and served as a power station where residents could charge cell-phone batteries and other electronics.The Rev. Winnie Varghese, rector of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, pushes a cart full of supplies into Campos Plaza. ENS Photo/Lynette WilsonLocated on Second Avenue and Tenth Street in the East Village, St. Mark’s is a few blocks away from two public housing projects, the Jacob Riis Houses and Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza.On Nov. 7 around 10:30 a.m., just before it began drizzling outside, Varghese filled a hand cart with rice, juice boxes and other items and began walking east to Campos Plaza.St. Mark’s began accepting donations and organizing volunteers to deliver food and other necessities to neighbors who either couldn’t make it to the church to pick up supplies or didn’t know they were there on Nov. 2 when Varghese was able to assess the needs.Volunteers from St. Mark’s and other Episcopal Churches in Manhattan used flashlights and climbed stairs in darkened buildings to deliver food and water to upper floor residents during the weeklong blackout.Tom Walker, who attends services at St. Mark’, began volunteering on Nov. 5. It’s been “nonstop” since then, he said.“There’s great need, and it’s not just the storm,” Walker said. “People are in need.”“Churches are often well-positioned to see real needs as they emerge in the communities they serve,” Katie Mears, Episcopal Relief and Development’s program manager for U.S. Disaster Preparedness and Response, told ENS. “Understanding the local context and being hubs of informal news-sharing – members talking about elderly neighbors in need, or chatting with guests in the weekly free lunch in the parish hall – helps congregations see the real and varied needs of people.”“The deep community knowledge that comes with having a long-term presence,” she said, “helps churches see more broadly than the large, visible problems that everyone’s working on, to concentrate on seemingly peripheral concerns that that often fall through the cracks. This is an extremely important role, and one that we as the church are uniquely equipped to fill.”Varghese said she would reassess the community’s needs on Nov. 12.The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn is serving as a base of operations for the Diocese of Long Island’s recovery work. It has partnered with Occupy Sandy in its relief effort and distribution of resources and serves as its hub.“The turnout and response has been enormous. We are doing thousands of hot meals a day and thousands of pounds of essential items delivered to the hardest-hit areas,” said the Rev. Michael Sniffen, rector, in an e-mail message to ENS. “We set up an amazon registry for people to buy needed stuff, and $38,000 worth of stuff has been purchased by people across the country and is en route to the church as we speak. We have had over 3,000 volunteers come through since opening on Saturday.”On Nov. 7, Sniffen and other volunteers went to Staten Island to assist St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church on Lincoln Avenue, not far from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk.“The damage out here is devastating; the entire community is devastated,” said Sniffen in a telephone interview. “People are just shoveling stuff out of their houses, the water line is above my head on the side buildings. There’s no power anywhere here, or at least within a few miles.“We are just passing the beach now, and there is a mountain of trash three stories tall.”Sniffen’s team brought a generator and gasoline and diesel fuel to Staten Island and is working with clergy and the parish council to set up a neighborhood relief center.The supplies and donations coming into St. Luke and St. Matthew are being distributed mostly to people in need in Red Hook, a hard-hit Brooklyn neighborhood on the water, the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, and Staten Island. The church is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and will continue to operate through Nov. 17, at which time needs with be reevaluated, Sniffen said.The Diocese of New Jersey has published a custom Google map geographically pinpointing 16 churches serving as resource centers across the state. Users are asked to contact the church in their area if they are in need of food, shelter and clothing, or if they want to help others in need.And in the Diocese of Newark, the Rev. Gregory Jacobs, canon to the ordinary and chief of staff, sent an e-mail to clergy reminding them to be mindful of the needs of their communities and suggesting ways to reach out and keep in touch with those in need.On Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Wall Street will host a benefit concert, donating 100 percent of the funds to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City to provide food, water, blankets, baby supplies and other essential items needed by those most affected by the hurricane.— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service.  Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Parishes continue to provide relief to hard-hit communities post-Sandy Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET By Lynette WilsonPosted Nov 7, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab last_img read more

Irish homeless benefit most but poor box faces revamp

first_imgA new report published last night urged the overhaul of the poor box scheme to get rid of the perception it is a way of avoiding a conviction and/or a term of imprisonment. Launching the Law Reform Commission’s report on the poor box, Courts Service Chief Executive, PJ Fitzpatrick, said in its current operation, it could create the perception there is one law for the rich and a different law for the poor. The LRC is now recommending the system, which operates on the basis that a person charged with a minor offence may be given the opportunity to avoid a criminal record by making a contribution to charity, be completely revamped. If the Government acts on the LRC’s recommendations, the existing scheme would be renamed the Financial Reparation Order and its funds managed within the Department of Justice by an expert advisory committee. Under the current system, money paid into the poor box is distributed at the discretion of the country’s district court judges. Charities can also apply for funds. Among other beneficiaries were Guido Nasi, the young Italian student left wheelchair-bound after he was savagely attacked in a Dublin park in 1999, received ‚€2,850. Guido, then only 17, suffered suffered irreversible injuries after he had a bottle cracked over his head in Dublin’s Fairview Park.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 September 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Irelandcenter_img FR Peter McVerry’s charity for homeless young people in Dublin was the single biggest beneficiary of payments from the court poor box, figures from the Courts Service show. The charity, which provides hostel accommodation, services for drug users as well as drug-free accommodation, received almost ‚€103,000 from poor box receipts last year, according to the Courts Service. The Society of St Vincent de Paul was the next biggest beneficiary receiving almost ‚€100,000 from payments made to the poor box, with over ‚€64,000 of this paid under the system in Dublin District courts. The figures show charities and good causes benefited by just over ‚€1m last year with over half being paid to Dublin District courts. Advertisement Irish homeless benefit most but poor box faces revamp About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Donor offers €500,000 for students

first_imgDonor offers €500,000 for students Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Howard Lake | 1 June 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. An anonymous private donor is offering €500,000 for graduates in Ireland to undertake a Masters at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.The Aspire scholarships will provide an opportunity for up to 60 graduates, who would otherwise be unable to afford fourth level education. This fund was set up by the donor to support the Irish economy.At the launch of Aspire 2010, Professor Tom Begley, Dean of UCD Smurfit School said: “Many talented minds are unable to consider doing a Masters due to a lack of finance. The Aspire scholarship will facilitate top-quality candidates who find themselves in this position to undertake a further step in their education.”The selection of candidates will be based primarily on financial need and the Aspire scholarship fund will initially run over a five-year period.Applications must be submitted through the website and closing date for entries is 28 June 2010.www.smurfitschool.ie/aspire2010  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Comic Relief tracks engagement and recall of its advertising campaign

first_img Tagged with: Comic Relief Digital Events Research / statistics Work is already underway to measure and monitor the effectiveness of Comic Relief’s advertising campaign for Red Nose Day next month. Market research consultancy SPA Future Thinking is tracking engagement and recall of the campaign across all media, including word-of-mouth.The agency is using three methods to measure engagement amongst the general public and fundraisers: these are online diaries followed by focus groups, a website survey, and an online survey.A group of 36 people in Birmingham, Manchester and London will keep online diaries of any interaction they have with Comic Relief in the run up to Red Nose Day, noting all mentions they come across. Participants will also be asked to write a weekly blog on what they’ve seen and how it has impacted their behaviour.Alison Cowan, head of marketing at Comic Relief, said that the research was designed to help the charity understand what really works, from BBC TV and audio trails to press and outdoor advertising. “The qualitative element enables us to tweak our campaign in real time”, she added. @The overall findings, including quantitative work, will inform the campaign we’re putting together for Sport Relief 2012, and of course Red Nose Day 2013.’The diarists will then attend a focus group in the first week after Red Nose Day. Those who fundraised will be asked about how the advertising campaign and promotional material affected the fundraising activity they undertook.Charlotte Butterworth, group managing director at SPA Future Thinking, admitted that this level of research is intensive “but totally appropriate for a charity such as Comic Relief – people are so engaged with it they are willing to give up the time”.www.rednoseday.com Comic Relief tracks engagement and recall of its advertising campaign Howard Lake | 24 February 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Call for more to be done to encourage young Donegal people into farming

first_img Google+ Call for more to be done to encourage young Donegal people into farming Twitter Previous articleMan arrested in relation to 1998 Omagh bombNext articleCllr Padraig Doherty confirms that he is to rejoin Fine Gael News Highland Facebook Facebook News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – April 8, 2014 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also center_img Pinterest Pinterest There are calls for young Donegal farmers to be encouraged into the industry in light of recent CSO figures which show the number of farmers over 65 in the county is growing.The figures show that 28% of working farmers in Donegal are aged 65 and older.Midlands Northwest European Election candidate Rónán Mullen says that while there are financial and tax incentives to encourage younger farmers to enter the industry more must be done.He is calling on the government to provide a information and awareness campaign aimed at young people highlighting the benefits of a career in farming:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/ronaam.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

Factories Act Notification Increasing Working Hours Indicative Of Intention To Capitalize On The Pandemic To Force Workers Into Servitude : SC

first_imgTop StoriesFactories Act Notification Increasing Working Hours Indicative Of Intention To Capitalize On The Pandemic To Force Workers Into Servitude : SC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK2 Oct 2020 12:31 AMShare This – x”The notifications in question legitimize the subjection of workers to onerous working conditions at a time when their feeble bargaining power stands whittled by the pandemic”.The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the Gujarat Government’s notification increasing the working hours of factory workers and exempting factories in the state from the obligation to pay overtime wages was “indicative of the intention to capitalize on the pandemic to force an already worn-down class of society, into the chains of servitude”.The Court rejected the argument of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday observed that the Gujarat Government’s notification increasing the working hours of factory workers and exempting factories in the state from the obligation to pay overtime wages was “indicative of the intention to capitalize on the pandemic to force an already worn-down class of society, into the chains of servitude”.The Court rejected the argument of the Gujarat government that the COVID-19 situation amounted to a “public emergency” within the meaning of Section 5 of the Factories Act warranting the dilution of the welfare measures given to workers.The Government argued that the COVID-19 pandemic was leading to financial chaos and the situation was on “the brink of internal disturbance”. The bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud rejected this argument holding that “public emergency” as defined under Section 5 of the Factories Act referred to situations affecting the security of the state due to external aggression and internal disturbances.The Court observed that “the economic slowdown created by the COVID-19 pandemic does not qualify as an internal disturbance threatening the security of the state”.”Unless the threshold of an economic hardship is so extreme that it leads to disruption of public order and threatens the security of India or of a part of its territory, recourse cannot be taken to such emergency powers which are to be used sparingly under the law. Recourse can be taken to them only when the conditions requisite for a valid exercise of statutory power exist under Section 5. That is absent in the present case”, the judgment authored by Justice Chandrachud observed. The notifications in question, issued on April 17, expempted all factories from the applicability of Sections 51, 54, 55 and 56 and Section 59 of the Factories Act, which dealt with fixing 48-hour weekly work hours, 9-hour daily work hours, over-time allowances etc.The notification increased the daily limit of working hours from 9 hours to 12 hours; increased the weekly work limit from 48 hours to 72 years, which translates into 12 hour work-days on 6 days of the week; negated the spread over of time at work including rest hours, which is typically fixed at 10.5 hours; enable an interval of rest every 6 hours, as opposed to 5 hours; and diluted the condition to pay overtime wages at double the rate of ordinary wages by stating that overtime wages need only be at a proportionate rate to ordinary wages.The bench, also including Justices Indu Malhotra and K M Joseph, observed that these provisions rendered the “hard-won” protections under the Factories Act “illusory”.”The notifications in question legitimize the subjection of workers to onerous working conditions at a time when their feeble bargaining power stands whittled by the pandemic”, the Court said.”Clothed with exceptional powers under Section 5, the state cannot permit workers to be exploited in a manner that renders the hard-won protections of the Factories Act, 1948 illusory and the constitutional promise of social and economic democracy into paper-tigers”,the top court warned.The Court added that it is ironical that this result should ensue at a time when the state must ensure their welfare. The impugned notifications do not serve any purpose, apart from reducing the overhead costs of all factories in the State, without regard to the nature of their manufactured product,”The notifications, in denying humane working conditions and overtime wages provided by law, are an affront to the workers’ right to life and right against forced labour that are secured by Articles 21 and 23 of the Constitution”, the Court observed.Stressing that a workers’ right to life cannot be deemed contingent on the mercy of their employer or the State, the court ordered that overtime wages should be paid to all eligible workers in Gujarat between April 20 and July 19, when the state government’s notification was in operation.The notifications were challenged by Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha and the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU).In July, the Karnataka Government withdrew a similar notification under the Factories Act following sharp critical remarks from the Karnataka High Court.ClickNext Storylast_img read more

Unaccompanied Learner Driver caught travelling at 166km/h

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – January 31, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Unaccompanied Learner Driver caught travelling at 166km/h Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twittercenter_img Gardaí in Donegal are urging all motorists to adhere to the speed limits.It comes as Gardai in Buncrana detected a motorist travelling at 149km/h in a 100KPH zone yesterday evening.While gardai in Letterkenny detected an unaccompanied learner driver travelling at 166km/h yesterday.As the driver was an unaccompanied holder of a provisional licence, the vehicle was seized. The driver was arrested and will now face a Court appearance.Gardai are reminding the public that all Learner Permit drivers must be accompanied by a qualified driver.They say the ‘Clancy Amendment’ was introduced in 2018 in order to improve safety on roads, by providing An Garda Síochána with an additional power to seize vehicles from Learner drivers who are found to be driving a vehicle without being accompanied by a qualified driver. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleDriver fined outside Ballybofey for non-essential travelNext articleMet Eireann snow and ice warning extended until 10am tomorrow News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Boston names 1st black police commissioner: ‘Be the change’

first_imgJessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — For the first time a person of color is leading the Boston Police Department.Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Monday appointed Chief William Gross to be the new commissioner. He replaces William Evans, who retired from the department after nearly 40 years to take a public safety job with Boston College.Gross, 33-year veteran of the department, lauded the city’s recent successes in crime reduction and pledged to do more.“One homicide is too much. One senseless act of violence is too much,” he said. “If you want change be the change. That’s why I became a police officer.”Gross began his career in the violent-plagued Dorchester neighborhood in 1983 and then rose through the ranks to become the highest-ranking uniformed officer before being named commissioner. He noted Boston’s “negative history” but acknowledged the historic nature of his appointment.“It shows that any kid in Boston, and we were poor and we made it, will have the opportunity to be the mayor, the commissioner or chief if we all work together,” Gross said.Walsh told reporters that Gross’ hiring won’t “solve racism or the perception of racism” in Boston.“This is one more step toward working toward a better society,” he said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Soldier who was praised as hero after El Paso shooting arrested for military desertion

first_imgBlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(KILLEEN, Texas) — A soldier who was hailed a hero after he said he helped save children during the Walmart El Paso shooting has been arrested for military desertion, officials said. Glendon Oakley Jr., 22, was arrested in the early morning hours on Thursday in Killeen, Texas, a spokesman for Harker Heights Police Department, Lt. Stephen Miller, told ABC News. Police made the arrest after the military issued a warrant for desertion out of Fort Hood, Miller said.Oakley was directly booked into the Belly County Jail but has since been transferred and taken into custody by Fort Hood authorities. Miller said he could not offer more details on the arrest because his department was just assisting another agency.He is being held on a third-degree felony charge, according to ABC El Paso affiliate KVIA-TV. Officials with Fort Hood could not immediately be reached by ABC News.In the aftermath of the Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Oakley told KVIA that when shots rang out, he grabbed as many children as possible to get them away from the gunfire. “What I did was exactly what I was supposed to do. I understand it was heroic and I’m looked at as a hero for it, but that wasn’t the reason for me,” he said at the time. “I’m just focused on the kids that I could not [save] and the families. It hurts me. I feel like they were a part of me. I don’t even know the people that died or the kids that I took with me.”He credited his military training as the reason he immediately sprung into action during the shooting, which left 22 people dead. Oakley was listed as an automated logistical specialist stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Synergy selects Carrs Foods as BIA selfie competition winner

first_img@BritishBaker #BakersWanted #RideEmRawHide pic.twitter.com/mlH925UdRV— Carrs Foods (@CarrsFoods) September 6, 2017“Congratulations Carrs Foods, the lucky winner of our #bakeryawards selfie competition,” said Synergy on its Twitter page. Carrs responded: “Fantastic, thank you!”Synergy were the associate sponsors at the Baking Industry Awards at London Hilton on Park Lane last week (6 September). Celebrity host Denise van Outen presented the winners with their awards across 11 categories. Carrs Foods has won the Baking Industry Awards selfie competition, as flavouring specialist Synergy revealed on its Twitter page.Synergy urged bakers to tweet the best selfies during the Wild West-themed night using the hashtag #bakeryawards and #bakerswanted for a chance to win several prizes.Carrs Foods scooped a fitbit flex 2 as well as a bottle of champagne for the best use of props and a boomerang video last week at the awards evening.last_img