Heritage Day In Sandwich

JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Emily Hunt, 13, Yvonne Hunt and Parker Hunt, 10, all of sandwich, stand behind (from left) Alexander Gahl, 7, of Mashpee, Lily Gahl, 4, of Mashpee and Patrick Molway, 6, of Newport, North Carolina, and check out the cupcakes before the competition.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Eva Levin, 7, Nora Levin, 10, both of Larchmont, and Morgan Hubbell, 4, of Wesley all are descendants of Daniel Wing.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - One of the cupcakes entered in the competition on Heritage Day took its theme from the town's name.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Maury Povich and Connie Chung, both of Sandwich, arrive to be judges for the cupcake contest.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Judge Lisa Raffael of Falmouth works very hard to pick winners during the cupcake contest.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Tobin Wirt of Sandwich as artist Dodge McKnight during the program.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Trevor Pearson of the Double Spin Jugglers watches as Conner Lynch, 11, and Kyle Lynch, 11, both of Sandwich, learn to juggle.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Joanna Parillo, 8, of Middleborough, a descendant of George Knott, gets her face painted by Tammy McDebbitt of Sandwich during Heritage Day.JEFF URQUHART/ENTERPRISE - Kaylani Landrey, 3, and Krystal Landrey with Wally, the mascot of the Boston Red Sox, at Heritage Day.

Heritage Day drew crowds of people last weekend with events that ranged from a parade of descendants from Sandwich’s first settlers and a cupcake contest, to a special Cape Cod Baseball League game played on Fenton Field at Sandwich High School.

Even though a rainy forecast forced the morning’s parade inside, more than 650 showed up to watch or take part in the historical event. Some of the more than 225 marchers dressed in 1600s-period costumes to represent the founding of the town.

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A whopping 120 of the marchers represented the Wing family, many of them carrying signs announcing the states they had traveled from (New York, Florida, California, Idaho) to take part in the celebration—which helped mark the town’s 375th birthday.

The weather held, allowing the picnic and the town photograph to proceed as planned.

The cupcake contest attracted more than 20 entries. The celebrity judges for the contest included recent Sandwich washashores Maury Povich and Connie Chung. The winner of the event was Beth Giampietro, owner of Beth’s Cape Cod Bakery & Cafe on Jarves Street, in the professional baker division. Tina Harkin won in the adult division. Spencer WIlliams and Riley Brown won the youth division.  

The day’s fun ended with the Bourne Braves taking on the Falmouth Commodores for a special Cape League game. The Braves won the game 6-0.

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