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.
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.