THUMBS UP: Each year we give kudos to the winner of the annual cake auction, one of the highlights of the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair. On Wednesday, the best cake happened to be a pie. Margaret Smith, 15, a Manchester Valley High School student, was named grand champion for her Apple Pi Pie. It sold for $12,000. “It’s really cool [to be grand champion] because I’ve only been baking for the past two years,” Margaret, a member of the Deep Run 4-H Club and Carroll County 4-H Hotshots, told us. “It is really cool that my hard work paid off and I did really well. I’m really proud of myself.” She should be. As should all of the participants as well as those who supported the fair by buying cakes and pies. It’s the fair’s biggest fundraiser and this year it raised more than $76,000, according to Becky Stem, 4-H & FFA Fair chairwoman.