THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

DID YOU KNOW??????????


The 2010 Gibtown Bike Fest kicks off January 12 through January 17, 2010 at the IISA Club Grounds in Gibsonton, Florida. Bike Fest features live entertainment, stunt shows, food and beverage vendors, and merchandise vendors. Come on down and let us entertain you, and don't forget to bring your bike! Parking is available for over 10,000 bikes (and cars).
2010 BIKEFEST SCHEDULE: www.gibtownbikefest.com
Fruitcake
Yes, circus is responsible for the spread of fruitcake as a holiday gift in the U.S.
The Collin Street Bakery of Corsicana, Texas, was established in 1896 by master baker, Gus Weidmann, and his partner, Tom McElwee. They also operated a fancy hotel where many famous guests stayed, including John Ringling. Mr. McElwee gave the guests fruitcakes. The circus people liked them and requested some be shipped to their friends all over the country. This led to establishment of the bakery’s mail order business. Today the bakery is world famous and ships fruitcakes to 196 countries.

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