and Take Day
and Take Day is celebrated on the 4th Saturday in March each year.
This annual event celebrates baking traditions by encouraging participants
to bake a product from wheat or wheat products and then share it
with family, friends, neighbors, and others in the community.
and Take Day began in 1970 in Sumner County, Kan. as a community
service event. The Sumner County Wheathearts, an auxiliary organization
of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, wanted to share in the
celebration of the harvest. Bake and Take Day encouraged members
of the community to bake their favorite dish and share it with someone
special. The project was so successful that the Kansas Wheathearts
adopted Bake and Take Day as a state-wide project in 1973. Currently,
over one-third of the states commemorate the fourth Saturday in
March by participating in Bake and Take Day. In December 2001, the
Kansas Wheathearts disbanded. However, Bake and Take day will continue
to be sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission and the Kansas Association
of Wheat Growers.
recent years, a contest has been held for Kansas residents who participate
in Bake and Take Day. Participants who reported on their Bake and
Take Day activities have been eligible for a number of prize packages.
Watch for Kansas Bake and Take Day contest information in late January
or early February! Details will be posted on the following web sites,
with entries due May 1st!
Mania – www.wheatmania.com
Kansas Wheat Commission –