“A dish fit for the Gods.”
A hearty crowd turned out Thursday to celebrate William Shakespeare's 445th birthday with the Racine Literacy Council.-- From Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare
Among the festivities was an Edible Book contest in which participants were asked to create a Shakespeare-themed cake. The cakes were then auctioned off to raise money for the RLC’s adult tutoring programs. Winners were:
- Most Creative: “Double, double, toil and trouble” from Scott Lema, The Confectioneer
- Best Representation of Theme: “What’s in a Name?” from Diana Ferrell, Larsen’s Bakery
- Best of Show: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Ashley Olesen, O&H Bakery, at right
The party raised money for the RLC and for the Shakespeare Urban Garden project, planned for Lake Avenue between 7th & 8th Streets. It also started the sign-up for Summer Read, the RLC’s annual read-a-thon in which participants read a number of books to gain pledges. Summer Read takes place over three months, from June 8 – September 8, and is open to all ages. The RLC is looking for people to take part. Call the RLC at 262-632-9495 or check their website for more information.