At Jaffrey event, they say, 'Let them eat (cup)cake'
By MEGHAN PIERCE
Union Leader Correspondent | July 19. 2014 7:38PM
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is the theme of this cupcake in honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday at the Night of 1,000 Cupcakes in Jaffrey. Meghan Pierce This whimsical creation was one of the submissions for the ninth annual event in Jaffrey. Meghan Pierce
"Get Thee to a Cupcake," was the decree, said event Co-chairman Dion Owens.
"Nobody knows for certain, but they are saying that this is Shakespeare's 450th birthday so there is quite a hoot about Shakespeare across the land, not just here in America, but in England and other countries," Dion said.
And young thespians from the Jaffrey-based Project Shakespeare performed for the cupcake-eating crowd.
"People said, 'It was so much fun can, we do it again?' After five years, we said, 'Should we give it a rest?' No. People are calling Dion in the spring, saying 'When is Cupcakes, we are planning our vacation,'" said Co-chairman Stephanie Minteer. "We are kind of blown away by it."
This year, 69 individuals, groups and businesses dropped off contributions, totaling 3,375 cupcakes.
"Everyone is here mingling and having a good time over something as corny as getting a free cupcake. It's kind of great," Minteer said.