In the first of many parties celebrating the 60th anniversary of the German Village Society, a cake contest will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in the German Village Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

And if cake is good, more cakes are even better, said Norman Hall, a co-organizer of the event, which will include champagne.

"We want everything," Hall said. "We did this about 10 years ago for the 50th (GVS anniversary), and we had lots of cakes."

People can register cakes at and drop them off between noon and 5:30 p.m.

"We are asking them to sign-up," Hall said. "I would like to get 25 to 30."

The event is free and open to the public.

Judging is to begin at 7 p.m. and prizes will be awarded.

Hall said a chocolate ribbon cake might make an appearance at the Jan. 10 event.

"I made that last time and there's a good rumor that I might be doing it again," he said.

Chris Hune, vice chairwoman of the German Village Society board of trustees, said she looks forward to the event bringing together the community to celebrate the organization's anniversary.

"I am definitely going," Hune said.

"I am not a baker. I'm there to enjoy and appreciate all the hard work people are going to do."