Each winner will receive a blue ribbon and $50 for their favorite school, place of worship or charity. Honorable mentions will also receive ribbons. Not to mention, you get bragging rights for a year!
MARK TWAIN once wrote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
MY MOTTO IS "EXPLORE. DREAM. DISCOVER."
I WANT TO Explore, Dream and Discover as much as possible in my life here on earth, and I want my Web sites to empower, equip and incite others to do the same.
I WANT TO help folks to find something new and exciting to do and experience. That's why I formed my charitable organization and named it the "Community Action Team"— a name that I feel encompasses all the varied activities and events that I have (and will continue to) organized for the good of our community.
WHAT CAN I DO to help you explore your potential, make a dream come true or discover new frontiers? I hope to hear from you.
THE MAIN PURPOSE of Justin's Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.
C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Miss Long Beach
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Kids Spelling Bee
4Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee
4Belmont Shore Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups
4Clothing giveaways to the underserved
4Bulldog Beauty Contest
4Say, "Cheese" Long Beach digital photo contest
4Long Beach Giving Project
4Long Beach Bake-Off
I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of a community.
- Deliver cookies and baked goods 4-4:45 p.m., fellowship hall
- Private judging: 4:45 p.m.
- Christmas Concert: 5 p.m., sanctuary
- Tasting Reception/Awards: 6:30 p.m., fellowship hall
This event is hosted by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT). CAT is supported, in whole, by funds raised at the Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K and Haute Dog Parades. WEB SITE
Long Beach Bake-Off
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023
Bay Shore Church
fellowship hall, 5100 E. The Toledo,
Long Beach, 90803. MAP
Free parking lot on the corner of The Toledo & Livingston Drive. MAP
We also encourage carpooling, public transit, biking and walking.
• Brian Addison, Long Beach Food Scene
• Mrs. Long Beach
• Mrs. Southern California
Winners for 2022:
Denise Higgins, Denise Hurst, Janet Underwood, Kimberly do Santos, Kirstie Genzel, Lori Kesslak (two recipes), Principal Pat
Rules & Entry Info
RECIPES MAY REMAIN ANONYMOUS.
All baked goods in the contest must be made at home (not store bought). No boxed mixes (i.e. brownies, cakes, cookies made by adding oil/butter/egg to a mix). You can use a box of pudding to add to a cake recipe, for example. You may (and are encouraged to) enter more than one recipe. Bring one plate or platter of at least 24 cookies, bars, brownies, cupcakes, etc. with enough to feed three judges and 24 guests at the tasting reception. Cakes must remain whole. Entrants must bring their own serving utensil and cutting knife for their baked goods. A separate entry form must accompany each baked good. This contest is for individuals, not teams (partners cannot enter together). The contest is open to anyone in Southern California. Decisions of the judges are final in all matters relating to this Contest. Each entry must use baking as the primary method of preparation. Entrants will agree to release the Justin Rudd, the Community Action Team (C.A.T.), the judges, and all who participate in the production of this event from any liability without limitations. Baked goods must be entered in the name of the person who made it. It is possible to win more than one ribbon if you enter more than one baked good . Bring completely decorated cakes and cupcakes. No major on-site decorating. Deliver each entry to the fellowship hall of Bay Shore Church, on ONE plate/platter/dish. Be sure to put a piece of tape on the bottom of your serving plate/platter/dish and write your name/email/phone/division/category on the tape/index card, so we can make sure each dish is returned to the right person after the reception. We will not be responsible for lost, broken, and/or eaten items. Contestants agree to be quoted and/or photographed and to use of their names, photographs without compensation. Email addresses will be added to our bake-off database. You do not have to be present to win.
If you can not attend the awards/reception, please bring your baked goods on disposable plates/platters. We will not be able to return plates to you after this night. We are not able to mail any awards/prizes/checks for those who can not attend the awards/reception, but we can arrange a date/time for you to pick them up in Belmont Shore. Youngsters may enter, but they must prepare, bake and present by himself/herself.
WHAT DOES CAT DO?: monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups; Bulldog Beauty Contest; Father/Daughter Dance; Long Beach Giving Project; Operation Easter Basket; $1,000 Nat'l Elem. School Spelling Bee; Nat'l Adult Spelling Bee; classical music concerts; 4th of July Kids Bike Parade; Long Beach Losers weight-loss contest; Interfaith Blessing of the Animals; National Mutt Show; Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade; Miss Long Beach & Miss Southern California pageants; Long Beach Turkey Trot; Operation Santa Paws; more. CONTACT: Justin@JustinRudd.com
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Who is this guy?!
- Justin Rudd!, Haute Dogs and Community Action Team (CAT), founder & organizer
"Justin Rudd makes the Energizer Bunny look about as speedy as a fire hydrant."
-- Tim Grobaty, columnist, Long Beach Press-Telegram
"The best friend of Long Beach dogs." --Tom Hennessy, Long Beach Press-Telegram; April 5, 2005
"Meet Mr. Tireless. Sometimes we think that if Justin Rudd never moved to Belmont Shore, the place would be overrun with feral cats and you'd be able to walk from Ocean Boulevard to the sea at Granada on a luxurious blanket of Styrofoam and cigarette butts. Instead, thanks to his work and the word "tireless' didn't exist until Rudd began walking and talking with dogs and clean-ups and education and miscellaneous pageantry, the Shore is a better place to live."
-- Tim Grobaty, columnist, Long Beach Press-Telegram; March 2, 2005