By Sandi Moynihan and Eric Brandner

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky—Nothing brings people together like food and healthy competition.

That’s the idea behind Fort Campbell USO’s Cupcake Wars, a fierce (and tasty) cupcake competition that takes place every at the center every summer.

“Last year we had 14, 16 different entries,” said USO Fort Campbell Center Operations & Programs Manager Pamela Holz. “We had junior chefs as well, so there was a junior competition.”

Competing bakers compete for the grand prize — awarded by a panel of judges — and they can also walk away with the People’s Choice award.

“People would get, as they came into the center, a poker chip, and they would use that poker chip to vote in a jar,” Holz said. “It was really a fun, fun activity.”

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