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WHAT IS A CAKE WALK YOU ASK??? Here is an answer from slate.com.....The cakewalk was originally a 19th-century dance, invented by African-Americans in the antebellum
South. It was intended to satirize the stiff ballroom promenades of white plantation owners, who favored the rigidly formal
dances of European high-society. Cakewalking slaves lampooned these stuffy moves by over-accentuating their high kicks, bows,
and imaginary hat doffings, mixing the cartoonish gestures together with traditional African steps. Likely unaware of the
dance's derisive roots, the whites often invited their slaves to participate in Sunday contests, to determine which dancers
were most elegant and inventive. The winners would receive cake slices, a prize which gave birth to the dance's familiar name.
the contest tradition continued in black communities; the Oxford English Dictionary dates the widespread adoption
of "cakewalk" to the late 1870s. It was around this time that the cakewalk came to mean "easy"—not
because the dance was particularly simple to do but rather because of its languid pace and association with weekend leisure.
The cakewalk's fame eventually spread northward, and it became a nationwide fad during the 1890s. Legendary
performers Charles Johnson and Dora Dean were the dance's great popularizers, and cakewalk contests were a staple of Manhattan nightlife around
the turn of century, for whites as well as blacks. Early ragtime songs, with their trademark syncopated beats and brassy sounds,
were often known as cakewalk music. (Click here for samples of cakewalk tunes.)
Cakewalk contests also
gave rise to two other well-worn clichés—"That takes the cake!" and "piece of cake." The
latter phrase, which also means easy, is believed to have first been used in print by humorist Ogden Nash in The Primrose
Southern natives, especially those who grew up attending church socials
and PTA fund-raisers, often have a very different notion of cakewalk's definition. To them, a cakewalk is a contest like musical
chairs, in which participants walk around circle marked off with numbers. When the music stops, the contestants freeze and
an emcee calls out a number; whoever's physically closest to that numbered slot on the loop wins a sugary treat.
The Croton Falls Community Church is a modern day cake walk! Everyone gathers in a big circle
- around tables of cakes, sugary goodies, farmer's market items and surprises! Everyone that wants in on the prize pays
25 cents!! A real bargain!! Dr. Mario and Miss Heather play and sing the joyful cake walk music! Everyone
walks around in a big circle! When the music stops - Pastor Tim spins his giant "Cake Walk Spinner".
Whoever the spinner "stops" on - you win! You "take the cake!!"
This year's BBQ willbe a delicious fare of BBQ Chicken, Steak Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad,
Baked Beans and Corn on the Cob! All for $8 for adults and $4 for children!
Please join us!!