Kansas at 150: Bake a Cake

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

TOPEKA — In honor of Kansas’ 150th anniversary of statehood January 29, 2011, the Kansas 150 Advisory Committee invites Kansans to “Bake a Cake for Kansas Day.” The cakes can be any size, shape, or design, but should be a sort of birthday cake for the state of Kansas, perhaps using the state symbol or the Kansas 150 logo, which can be found on ks150.org, a portal to events, programs, resources, and agencies commemorating the anniversary of statehood.

Participants are asked to photograph their cake(s) and post the images on the Kansas 150 Flickr site, which can be accessed through ks150.org. If cake bakers and decorators are looking to share their creations, the committee suggests sharing cakes with schools, nursing homes, or community groups.

The Kansas 150 Advisory Committee is comprised of the Kansas Historical Society, Kansas African-American Affairs Commission, Kansas Division of Travel and Tourism, Kansas Arts Commission, Kansas Department of Transportation, Kansas Hispanic & Latino American Affairs Commission, Kansas Humanities Council, Kansas Lottery, Kansas Governor's Office, Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas Wildlife and Parks, and the State Library of Kansas. The website was made possible through a grant from the Information Network of Kansas and developed by Kansas.gov.

For more information, contact Mary Madden, Kansas 150 statewide coordinator and director of education and outreach for the Kansas Historical Society, 785-272-8681, ext. 417, or mmadden@kshs.org

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