Chef Art Smith and friends invite you once again to participate in the Third Annual Holiday Bake-off and Reception at the Smith Mansion in Madison. The mansion is the home of Reunion, a 501c3 community educational enrichment program. Chef Art will host the reception on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free to the public and there will be entertainment for all ages, beautifully decorated rooms to view, refreshments, and, of course, announcement of the bake-off winners. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded to local bakers who wish to submit their special cookies for the event. This year the focus is on health and nutrition, so the top prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the healthiest (and yummiest) cookie. Other categories will include most festive cookie and tastiest cookie with prizes of $500 each given in adult and youth categories. Each baker wishing to participate in the bake-off is required to pre-register by Friday, Dec. 1 and deliver two dozen of their cookies to Smith Mansion on Saturday, Dec. 2 between noon and 3 p.m. The cookies will be served during the reception on Sunday, and judges will select the top winners. Typed copies of the recipes must also be submitted with the cookies. To view complete contest rules and to pre-register your entry, visit www.chefartbakeoff.com. For more information, call Jessica Webb at (850) 673-8696 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.