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Kimbel Library announces Edible Book winners

April 13, 2016

Four winning entries of Kimbel Library’s annual Edible Book Fair at Coastal Carolina University during National Library Week included a chocolate cake with edible pages, a fondant Dr. Seuss towering cake, a “bloody” zombie brain and a “Star Wars” entry made of watermelon.

The winners and prizes were:

Student category:

• First place -- Megan Hickman, a computer science major from Ravenel, won a $100 Amazon gift card for her entry on the “Zombie Survival Guide.”

• Second place -- Christina Dunbar, a middle level education major from Bel Air, Md., won a $50 Amazon gift card for her entry on “Horton Hears a Who.”

• Third place -- Kevin Flores, of Conway, won a $25 Amazon gift card for his entry on the “Hatchet.”

Faculty/staff category:

• First place -- Rose Graf, an access services specialist in the library, won a FitBit for her chocolate cake entry on “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” with edible pages.

• Second place -- Joel Fernandez, an access services specialist in the library, won two tickets to the Myrtle Beach Wax Museum for his entry on “The Lord of the Flies.”

• Third place -- Hailey Schaub, an access services specialist in the library, won a $25 Walmart gift card for her entry on “James and the Giant Peach.”

Community category:

• First place -- Shannon Hughes won a CCU gift basket for her “Star Wars” entry.

• Second place -- Gabby Gomez won a novel for her “Super Fudge” entry.

Group category:

• First place -- The Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Culinary Institute won a set of coffee mugs for its towering fondant Dr. Seuss-themed entry.

• Second place -- Nelda Glaze and Jess Weaver won book sets for their entry on “Alice in Wonderland.”

“Libraries Transform” is the theme of National Library Week, referring to the power of libraries to transform lives through books and resource materials.

On Friday, April 15, at 3 p.m. on the Bryan Information Commons Lawn, an open poetry-reading event will be held, celebrating both National Library Week and National Poetry Month. To sign up to read, contact Hastings Hensel, English lecturer and coordinator of the reading, at