A Birthday Party That Will Take the Cake...
Grant Park will Celebrate its 126th on 1.26 with a Tasty Celebration
What: Take the Cake - Grant Park's 126th Birthday Party
When: Monday, January 26, 2009
Where: LIT Kitchen, 433c Bishop Street, Atlanta, 30318
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Atlanta - If one cake means "Happy Birthday," then Grant Park may be in for more birthday wishes than it can handle. The oldest surviving city park in Atlanta and one of our most treasured green spaces will be celebrating its 126th year with a party of deliciously grand proportions titled "Take the Cake," because that's exactly what guestswill be invited to do. Atlanta's best bakeries, pastry chefs, restaurants, caterers and more will be creating their favorites in one of the most mouthwatering silent auctions the city has ever seen. The icing on the cake? The proceeds will be going to the Grant Park Conservancy.
"Last year's 125th anniversary was such a landmark for Grant Park, so we're carrying that excitement over into the new year with a 126th birthday celebration on the perfect day for it: 1.26. We are honored and excited to have so many amazing bakeries, restaurants and unique places make us cakes and we know that it will be very well-received within the community because honestly, who doesn't like cake?" says Phil Cuthbertson, executive director of the Grant Park Conservancy. "LIT Kitchen is a great place to have the party because of its gallery-style vibe and perfect set-up for showcasing the edible works of art we wil have displayed. And, in addition to the cakes, we have a lot more fun elements in store."
Metrotainment Bakery (www.metrobakery.com) and Alon's Bakery & Market (www.alons.com) are only a taste of the places that will be challenged to show off their finest cake-making skills to wish the oldest surviving city park in Atlanta a happy birthday. And while most cakes will be edible, (yes, there will be samples of each to taste), there will be other creations included in the auction (think anything from floral to dog-friendly). To spice up the challenge even more, Take the Cake will welcome three top-notch judges to select the best birthday cake of the bunch; in other words, someone will be taking home a winner. And, as with any milestone birthday party, there are bound to be surprises around every corner, but at this party, they are guaranteed to be extra sweet.
Today, Grant Park is the oldest surviving city park in Atlanta. A gift to the city of Atlanta in 1883, Grant Park now welcomes over two million visitors each year and encompasses 131.5 acres. Although many come to the park to view the painting at the Atlanta Cyclorama or enjoy the exotic animals at the zoo, the park offers a wide range of amenities including picnic facilities, hisotrical structures, athletic fields, children's play areas, botanical diversity, natural areas, quiet walks and more. For more information, visit www.gpconservancy.org.
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