Cannon Beach Bakery announced on Friday, Oct. 18, that is has been named the Sweetest Full Line Bakery in Oregon by Dawn Foods in its annual Sweetest Bakery in America Contest. The bakery competed against over 1,000 other bakeries across the United States.

Owned by Gib and Deanna Hammond, Cannon Beach Bakery has been a part of the Cannon Beach community since 1936 and is the Home of the Original Haystack Bread, Almond Bear Claws and it’s “almost famous” Almond Poppy Seed Muffins.

“We are overjoyed and humbled,” Deanna said in a press release. “This is a huge honor for a small family owned business on the North Oregon Coast. We cannot thank our local and tourist community enough for all their continued support.”

In the third year of the competition, Dawn Foods invited communities across the U.S. and Canada to cast their vote (from July 1 – Sept. 30) and help their favorite bakery win the title of Sweetest Bakery in America and Sweetest Bakery in Canada. The annual contest continues to grow in popularity with Dawn Foods receiving over 1.4 million votes via text and online throughout the contest. Participating customers also saw up to nine percent sales growth throughout the contest.

“The entire Dawn Foods family wants to extend a big congratulations to all bakeries that participated in our third annual Sweetest Bakery in America contest,” said Dave Rhoades, North America VP of Marketing for Dawn Foods, in the release. “We are inspired each and every day by your hard work and commitment to making life’s sweetest moments even sweeter. As a valued bakery partner for nearly 100 years, it’s our longstanding commitment to bring you the tools necessary to help grow your business – through contest such as this for example – and encourage meaningful connections with your local communities.

From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 Cannon Beach Bakery will hold a celebratory event at the bakery to honor this achievement, and to thank the Cannon Beach community for its ongoing support.

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