Along the path to Heritage Days in Arlington Park, Illinois, the park’s lawns are covered with a territorial patchwork of blankets, bedspreads, towels, chairs, saving spaces for the evening concert and fireworks. An American town’s celebration of their heritage with carnival rides and games, and a Crafts Fair. We watch firefighters spray a fire-hose-tug-of-war and stop at the American Legion Hall for beers, grilled brats, and corn-on-the-cob.
The Decorated Cake Contest commemorating Lincoln’s birthday in 1809 is at 3:00, and I can’t wait!
The tension mounts as the judges taste and deliberate.
I thought this was a Cake Decorating Contest; what are they tasting for?
A lot can happen in 200 years…
Will they ever decide???
Not while we waited. And waited. And waited…