Monday, July 5, 2010
As American as Apple Pie
What a great day to be in Crockett, Texas! The Annual July 4th Independence Day Celebration was a huge success. From the little tykes on their decorated bicycles to the delicious apple pie, hot dogs and homemade ice cream, it was definitely an all American celebration. And did I mention apple pie? There was a fruit pie baking contest and the winner again this year was Corrie Ainsworth of The Mercantile Antiques fame. But surprise, surprise-the second place winner was our own Houston County Judge Lonnie Hunt. And third place went to the employees of the Moosehead Cafe (which is where we ended up after the parade for a slice of Joni's delicious pie). I was taking mental notes when Joni and the Judge were discussing their secrets to baking a pie. I learned that butter in the crust makes a good pie, and they both agreed you have to use Granny Smith apples, but Lonnie wasn't revealing what made his skillet baked apple pie a hit. But I don't want to get down on him too much, he promised me he would bake one for us!
I know our country seems to be under a great deal of strain right now but being part of the 4th of July Independence Day Celebration just made you feel good. It was important to be reminded that freedom is indeed, not free, and that in spite of everything going on in the world, we still live in the greatest country in the world! God bless the USA!
Thanks to the Downtown Beautification Corporation volunteers and all who helped organize this year's activities. I think this year's event was the best ever!