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Decorated Cake Contest


Patchwork Americana

Patchwork Americana

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!

NO Samples

NO Samples

Cake contestants line up thier cakes.

Line up the cakes.

Pioneer Spirit

Pioneer Spirit

The tension mounts as the judges taste and deliberate.

Honest Abe's Hatchet

Honest Abe's Hatchet

Taste and pause.

Taste and pause.

Judges Deliberate... Deliberate…
Great State

A Great State

Coppeer Topper

Copper Topper

Deliberate.

Taste.

Flirt.

Taste again.

Write.

Deliberate.

Taste.  Nod.

Nod.  Taste.

Write.

Talk.

Flirt.

Deliberate. Taste?

I thought this was a Cake Decorating Contest; what are they tasting for?

A lot can happen in 200 years…

Lincoln's Cabin

Lincoln's Cabin

Will they ever decide???

Musicians Benny Goodman, Miles Davis...

Musicians Benny Goodman, Miles Davis... And Joseph Glidden's invention of barbed-wire.

Not while we waited. And waited. And waited…

But someone's cutting into the cake!

But someone’s cutting into the cake!
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