Celebrate Clinton July 4 contests


Pie and cake contest scheduled for Celebrate Clinton July 4

CLINTON — The traditional pie and cake contest will be held again this year during Celebrate Clinton’s July 4 event, on Mr. Lincoln’s Square.  Prizes will be awarded in each category.

A decorated cupcake contest for kids ages 5-12 also will be part of the celebration this year.  Young bakers will be able to display their artistic talent and be eligible to win a prize.

All entries must be homemade.  No commercially purchased or pre-made entries will be accepted.  Each participant may enter one entry in each category.  They cannot be products that need refrigeration.  No cream pies or whipped cream fillings are eligible.

All pies and cakes will be judged by a panel of judges who will compare the products’ overall appearance, creativity and neatness of decorating, texture and overall taste.

Entries may be dropped off at Snappers, located on the Square, from 11 a.m.-noon.  Judging will commence at noon, and winners will be announced on stage.

Entry forms and general rules are posted on the Celebrate Clinton Facebook page and available at drop off site / time on July 4.

Questions about the contests may be directed to culinary chairman Katy Arnold at (217) 519-2075.

Kids’ pedal tractor pull at Celebrate Clinton July 4

CLINTON — Kids ages 4-12 are eligible to take part in the annual pedal tractor pull on Mr. Lincoln’s Square on July 4.

Participants will compete in two age categories, ages 4-7 and 8-12.

Each participant will receive a medal, and trophies will be awarded to each 1st and 2nd place winner in each age division.  A special award will be given to the longest distance pulled overall from either division.

Sam Arnold and crew will again be in charge of this event, which will begin at 1 p.m. on the Square.  All kids must register with a parent at the information booth before start time.

Everyone is invited to cheer on their favorite young enthusiast.

Pedal tractors will be provided by the Piatt County Farm Bureau.

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