Our 9th Annual
REAL MEN BAKE & ROCK AT THE SOCK HOP was held on Monday, April 8, 2019, 6-9 pm
Place: Elks Lodge #1770 in Delray Beach
How do you sample more than 30 delicious delights – both savory and sweet – all under one roof? On Monday, April 8, our ninth annual “Real Men Bake & Rock at the Sock Hop” was held to raise money for a variety of charities serving women and children in the local area.
Real Men Bake moved to a new location – the Delray Beach Elks Lodge at 265 NE Fourth Avenue. “We’re excited to bring this event to the Elks Lodge,” said Mary Reis, president of the Delray Beach chapter of the GFWC Woman’s Club. “The room is spacious and gives us the opportunity to put out more tables and chairs for our guests and still be able to accommodate more than 30 bakers.”
The evening, with a 1950s theme, featured a DJ spinning oldies and dance tunes, a cash bar, and also a silent auction and a raffle for several prizes. Guests bakers from the community included elected officials, police officers, firefighters, and other city staff members, representatives from local nonprofit organizations and businesses, and many others. Set for a Monday night when many local restaurants take a night off, Real Men Bake also draws an occasional local chef offering scrumptious samples. Visitors sampling the baked creations vote for their favorite edible entry.
During the evening, guests had a chance to vote on their favorite culinary creation. Winners were: 1st Place – Atlantic High School Culinary Arts Academy, 2nd Place – John Miller, and 3rd Place – Mohammed Abdalla. “One of the great things about Real Men Bake is that over the last eight years, it has become a community event where a lot of people come to see familiar faces and make new friends,” Reis said. “We’re very grateful to our community, which has always shown its support for the event. “Sponsors have included Ellie’s 50s Diner, providing sandwiches and meatballs, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, providing chicken wings and pizza, Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, and Delray Signs.
Our 8th Annual
REAL MEN BAKE & ROCK AT THE SOCK HOP was held on Monday, March 19, 2018, 6-9 pm
Place: The Field House at Old School Square
Third Place – Philip Petito, First Place – Steve Swanson, and Second Place – Dick Weir and Don Bates
[Photos by Frank Reis, Rich Pollack, and Mal Bates]
Many thanks to Jan W.van Der Baan for sharing his video and photos and to Rick Pollack for his photos at the 2016 Real Men Bake