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Recipes of winning cakes

[AUG. 6, 2001]  Recipes below were used in competition at the Logan County Fair.

Logan County Cake Classic

First place

Chocolate cake

Lisa Barr, Chestnut

(Same recipe used by Danielle Barr for the teen chocolate cake in the Friday contest.)

1/2 cup cocoa

1/2 cup water

3/4 cup shortening

1 3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 eggs

2 1/4 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cup buttermilk

Stir together cocoa and water. Set aside. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk. Blend in cocoa mixture. Pour in greased and floured pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely.

Second place

White butter cake

Karen Sandel, Lincoln

1/2 cup shortening

1/4 cup butter

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups sifted cake flour

6 stiffly beaten egg whites

3 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup water

Cream butter and shortening with sugar. Add vanilla. Sift dry ingredients three times. Alternately add dry ingredients and liquids to creamed mixture. Fold in egg whites. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


1/3 cup butter

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until frosting is smooth.

Third place

Sour cream spice cake

Cherie Rankin, Emden

2 cups plus 4 tablespoons cake flour

1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup stick margarine or butter, softened

1/4 cup shortening

1/2 cup water

2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 large eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of two 8- or 9- inch round pans with shortening; lightly flour.

Beat all ingredients with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed three minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

Browned butter butter-cream frosting

6 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cup butter

3 teaspoons vanilla

2 to 4 tablespoons milk

Heat 2/3 cup butter over medium heat just until light brown. Cool to room temperature. Mix powdered sugar and cool butter in large bowl. Stir in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and spreadable.

Fourth place

"Jake’s favorite" red velvet cake

Jeanne Runyon, Peoria Heights

1 cup butter, softened

2 eggs

1 bottle (1 ounce) red food coloring

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cocoa

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vinegar

Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs. Add flood coloring to the creamed mixture. Sift together all of the dry ingredients. Alternate flour mixture and buttermilk into the creamed mixture. Add the vanilla and vinegar. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees in three 8-inch layer pans, lined with waxed paper.


3 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

Cook flour and milk together until very thick, stirring constantly; then cool. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy; then add the cooled flour/milk mixture and beat together. Spread between layers and on top and sides.


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Friday morning baking contest

Lemon-orange chiffon cake

Jack Buckley, Chestnut

2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 cup cooking oil

7 egg yolks

2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel

1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

1 teaspoon vanilla

7 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

3/4 cup cold water

1/4 teaspoon salt

In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and 1//4 teaspoon salt. Add oil, yolks, orange and lemon peel, vanilla and 3/4 cup cold water. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed five minutes, or until satin smooth. Thoroughly wash beaters.

In a bowl combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Pour batter in a thin stream over beaten egg whites; fold in gently. Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 65-70 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan until cool.

Vanilla butter-cream frosting

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Mix powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl. Add in vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and spreadable.

Prize angel food cake

Harriet Buckley, Chestnut

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour

11-13 eggs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

Sift together five times: 1 1/8 cup sifted cake flour.

Put in large bowl: 1 1/2 cup egg whites (11-13 eggs) and salt. Beat until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Continue beating until whites are stiff and stand in peaks (about 2½ to three minutes). Do not overbeat (until dry). Gradually sprinkle in sugar. Beat only until sugar is blended (about 1½ minutes). Turn to low speed and add vanilla and almond extracts.

Sprinkle in sifted cake flour mixture evenly and quickly. Beat only enough to blend (about 1½ minutes). Pour into tube pan. Cut through with a knife or spatula going around in circular motion three times to release large air bubbles. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven, invert pan until cool. Loosen from pan with spatula.

Butter-cream frosting

3/4 cup butter

1/2 tablespoon vanilla

1/4 cup egg whites, unbeaten

3 cups sifted powdered sugar, divided

dash salt

Beat together butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and egg whites. Add 3 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar, vanilla and salt. Beat with electric mixer until fluffy.

German sweet chocolate cake

Janet Dahmm, Lincoln

1/2 cup water

1 bar (4 ounces) sweet cooking chocolate

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

4 eggs, separated

2 1/2 cups cake flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup buttermilk

Heat the water and chocolate in a heavy saucepan until melted; cool. In mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in four yolks one at a time. Blend in melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add alternately with buttermilk to butter-chocolate mixture. Beat until batter is smooth. In a separate bowl, whip four egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Pour batter into three 9-inch cake pans lined with wax paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the cake springs back when pressed lightly in center. Cool five minutes. Remove cake from pans.


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 1/3 cup flaked coconut

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup evaporated milk

3 egg yolks, beaten

1 cup chopped pecans

Mix sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks in a saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Cool until thick enough to spread.



Baking in a fruit jar

From Fuzz Werth

[JULY 28, 2001]  The following is exceptional in that you bake it in wide-mouthed pint fruit jars, take them out of the oven, one at a time, and seal them.  As the cool, they vacuum seal and will keep for a year!

Bread baked in a jar


2/3 cup shortening

2 3/4 cup sugar

4 eggs

2 cups pumpkin

2/3 cup water

3 1/3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2/3 cup chopped nuts



Cream sugar and shortening; add pumpkin and water. Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices.  Add to pumpkin mixture and stir in nuts. Put mixture into wide-mouthed fruit jars, filling halfway. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

When done, turn off oven and take jars out one at a time.  Wipe jars rims with damp cloth. Put lid on and secure with retainer ring. Cooling will vacuum seal jars.

Bread will keep up to one year.


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You can substitute shredded apples, carrots, cranberries, banana, zucchini, fresh peaches or apricots for the pumpkin. I made the above recipe using two cups of mashed fresh peaches, with skins removed in hot water bath, and pecans for the nuts.

Any recipe will work. Boxed mixes will make two pint jars and one jelly jar, muffin, etc.  I seal the two pint jars and eat the bread from the smaller one — just to sample, of course! Great to bake ahead (Christmas, etc.) so you’re not rushed at the last minute.

[Fuzz Werth]

Animals for Adoption

These animals and more are available to good homes from the Logan County Animal Control at 1515 N. Kickapoo, phone 735-3232.

Fees for animal adoption: dogs, $60/male, $65/female; cats, $35/male, $44/female. The fees include neutering and spaying.

Logan County Animal Control's hours of operation:

Sunday    closed

Monday  –  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday  –  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday  –  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday  –  8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday  –  closed

Warden: Sheila Farmer
Assistant:  Michelle Mote
In-house veterinarian:  Dr. Lester Thompson

Big to little, most these dogs will make wonderful lifelong companions when you take them home and provide solid, steady training, grooming and general care. Get educated about what you choose. If you give them the time and care they need, you will be rewarded with much more than you gave them. They are entertaining, fun, comforting, and will lift you up for days on end.

Be prepared to take the necessary time when you bring home a puppy, kitten, dog, cat or any other pet, and you will be blessed.

[Logan County Animal Control is thankful for pet supplies donated by individuals and Wal-Mart.]  

Warden Sheila Farmer and her assistant, Michelle Mote, look forward to assisting you.

[If you’re looking for a “treat hound,” your search is over. “Donovan” is a medium sized 5 year old male whippet whose sweet, loving disposition promises to make him an excellent family pet]

[Australian shepherds are known for their agility, obedience, and faithfulness. This friendly 4 –5 month old character has a sweet personality and would make a good farm or family dog.]

[Duke is only 3 months old and looking for a place to call home. He is bubbling with puppy personality and will need to be exercised to run off that playful energy. He’s just waiting for someone to take him home.]

[Not much is known about this female black Lab mix. She came to the shelter as a stray.  Her sweet, calm personality would make her an excellent farm or family pet.]

[Shadow is a lively 3-month-old chow. He is sweet, affectionate and loves children. Not only has he had all his shots, but he is also housebroken and ready for adoption.]

[Blazer is a 2-year-old shepherd mix. He is good with children, housebroken and very loving. All he needs is a place to call home.]

[This brown and white freckled bird dog loves everyone he meets. Part pointer, he is 2 to 3 years old, friendly and overflowing with personality.]

[Your heart will be warmed by this 5-year-old Great Pyrenees. All that’s needed is some soap and water, a trim and some tender, loving care. Children will love this shaggy, intelligent giant!]

Ten reasons to adopt a shelter dog

 1.  I'll bring out your playful side!

 2.  I'll lend an ear to your troubles.

 3.   I'll keep you fit and trim.

 4.   We'll look out for each other.

 5.   We'll sniff out fun together!

 6.   I'll keep you right on schedule.

 7.   I'll love you with all my heart.

 8.   We'll have a tail-waggin' good time!

 9.   We'll snuggle on a quiet evening.

10.   We'll be best friends always.


[Logan County Animal Control is thankful for pet supplies donated by individuals and Wal-Mart.]  

Warden Sheila Farmer and her assistant, Michelle Mote, look forward to assisting you.

In the cat section there are a number of wonderful cats to choose from. There are a variety of colors and sizes.

Farm cats available for free!

[This lovable female calico cat will soon be a mother. She’d be a good addition to any farm wishing to expand its “mouser population!”]

[This pair of furry felines arrived together. They are close to a year old and are assumed to be siblings. Craving attention, they are inquisitive and love to be cuddled.  Both would make excellent farm or family pets.]

[This shy gray tiger would make a good farm or family pet. A calm disposition and sweet personality make this 1-year-old a charming pet. All that’s needed is someone to supply the name and a place to call home.]

[This healthy brown and black calico is overflowing with personality. Already spayed, this lovable green-eyed beauty would make a wonderful lifelong companion.]

Part 3

Metropolis: Home of Superman

By Penny Zimmerman-Wills

[JUNE 25, 2001]  Metropolis is worth a weekend visit just to see Superman, or at least a larger-than-life bronze statue, but he’s not the only attraction. You can also try the excitement of a riverboat casino, visit one of the nation’s northernmost cypress swamps and tour the site of a historic fort.

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If a walk in the swamp isn’t your idea of entertainment, try your luck at the hottest place in town — the Players Island Casino. Since opening in 1993, the gaming boat parked on the Ohio River has brought a lot of tourists and revenue into the area. Now the city’s largest employer, as well as the biggest tourism attraction, the casino generates $4.5 million in annual tax revenue for the city.

The 27,000-square-foot Las Vegas-style gaming boat holds 1,650 passengers and features slot and video poker machines, blackjack, craps and poker tables, roulette wheels, two restaurants, a lounge, live entertainment and hotel accommodations. There’s more coming, however, with a major expansion of the casino complex.

There is also a Riverboat Hotel, located across from the Players Casino and adjacent to the Merv Griffin Theater, which offers complimentary breakfast bar served fireside, an indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna overlooking the Ohio River.

Quilt museum

If you have time for a short side trip during your stay, drive across the river to Paducah, Ky., and visit the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society. The workmanship of the beautiful textiles displayed will amaze you. The national quilt museum draws visitors from around the world to see the changing exhibits of more than 150 new and antique quilts and the history associated with them. The museum offers several programs throughout the year, including quilt workshops, seminars and an annual Arts in Action Festival. The museum is open Monday through Saturday year-round and on Sundays from April through October. More information is available by visiting the website at www.quiltmuseum.org.


Among the modest choices for dining in Metropolis, senior citizens seem to prefer dining on the casino or just a few blocks away at Farley’s, located at 613 Market St. The cafeteria is open from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and offers home-cooked items such as turkey and dressing or fried chicken. Fast Eddie’s Bon Air Bar & Grill is the place to go for peel-and-eat shrimp at 29 cents a tail and for half-pound Fat Eddie hamburgers at $1.49.


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While these options are close to most tourist attractions, if you’re in the mood for a real local treat, I would recommend Bill’s Bar B Que. Bill’s is about as simple and understated as you can get but serves the best lunch in town. The aroma begins drifting through the air before the sun comes up, when the doors open at 4 a.m. You will smell what the fuss is about before you even notice the tiny (about 15-by-36-foot) blue concrete building at 1105 E. Seventh St. Besides the small sign, the exterior decor consists only of a few black-and-white ceramic pigs parked by the front door. Inside, there are nine bar stools, two small tables and a few black-and-white photos tacked to the walls. But most customers get their grub to go, which is usually barbecue sold by the pound with sauce. Hungry customers take it home in recycled bread bags.

Another local favorite for dinner is The Fortress, located just across from the state park. This isn’t the place for vegetarians, but if you like a good, thick rib-eye and baked potato, this is your place.


A few highlights and recommendations when you visit Metropolis:

*Have your picture taken with Superman, located on the town square.

*Lunch at Bill’s Bar-B-Que. Open Tuesday through Friday, 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Take a walk at Massac State Park or visit during the encampment in October.

*Stay overnight at Isle of View Bed and Breakfast, 205 Metropolis St. A double room Sunday through Thursday is $65. The restored Victorian mansion features private baths, five large guest rooms and claw-foot tubs. It’s one block from the casino and a short walk to Superman Square.

*Take a short drive over the bridge to Paducah to visit the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society.

[Penny Zimmerman-Wills]



Part 2

Metropolis: Home of Superman

By Penny Zimmerman-Wills

[JUNE 16, 2001]  Metropolis is worth a weekend visit just to see Superman, or at least a larger-than-life bronze statue, but he’s not the only attraction. You can also try the excitement of a riverboat casino, visit one of the nation’s northernmost cypress swamps and tour the site of a historic fort.

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Fort Massac State Park

The oldest state park in Illinois features a re-creation of the fort used in 1757 during the French and Indian War. Abandoned by the French, the fort was later burned and then rebuilt in 1794 to protect the U.S. military and commercial interests in the Ohio Valley. The last time U.S. troops were stationed at the site was during the Civil War, when the fort briefly served as a training camp. The park now offers fishing, hiking, camping and playground facilities in addition to special events.

One of the best times to visit the park is during October, when the annual Fort Massac Encampment re-creates the lifestyles and atmosphere of the late 1700s and attracts more than 100,000 people during the two-day event. The encampment pays tribute to the state’s rich frontier heritage. Visitors can watch realistic re-enactments of maneuvers by French, British and American troops that occupied the fort. Set among military camps, buckskin lodges, craft and food displays are people demonstrating their skills turning wood, clay, leather and fabric into practical and decorative items. The sounds of bagpipes, fifes and drums fill the air as squads of soldiers march. But there are softer sounds, too: the scrape of a carpenter’s chisel, the crackle of a campfire, the laughter of children playing with handmade toys.

The encampment — the largest tourism event in southern Illinois — is educational and entertaining even if watching military battles isn’t your cup of tea. You can shop for homemade jams, fresh dried herbs and crafts while munching on fire-cooked food and looking out at voyageur canoes on the river. An on-site museum features actual artifacts from the period and video presentations.

(For more information on Fort Massac State Park, click here: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/landmgt/

Cache River State Natural Area

I have visited southern Illinois many times, but only recently took the time to explore some of its natural beauty. If you’re like me and didn’t realize there was an Illinois bayou, make sure to visit this endangered wetland and rich swamp which is home to 250 species of birds, ancient cypress trees and a state-champion cherrybark oak tree.




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The Cache River State Natural Area in Belknap is situated in a flood plain carved out by glacial floodwater of the Ohio River. Among the outstanding natural features of the area today are massive cypress trees — many are 1,000 years old — sporting flared bases with a circumference of 40 feet. This region of the state is where north meets south and east meets west. The diversity of soils, bedrock and landforms is why this unique river valley contains four distinct ecological regions.

There are two National Natural Landmarks within the borders of the area, Buttonland Swamp and Heron Pond. There are also three state nature preserves, with a majority of the area’s 12,000 acres registered with the state’s land and water reserve program. There are more than 18 miles of designated foot trails within the area and most are easy to walk.

On a recent visit, my in-laws took my husband and me to see the area. I was amazed at the swamp — eerie and surreal, carpeted with a thick layer of emerald duckweed spiked with protruding, massive brown cypress trunks.

We walked a short trail that took us over the burbling Cache River and then to a floating boardwalk into the middle of the cypress swamp. The boardwalk, which winds its way into the heart of the forested swamp, gave us a chance to observe wetland and aquatic ecosystems that have remained relatively undisturbed for thousands of years.

A word of warning: Bring your mosquito repellent, because tree frogs and snakes aren’t the only creatures that make their presence known rather quickly. When we walked the trail in early spring, the pesky insects were out in full force.

Also bring your camera, because you will feel like you’ve stepped back in time (or at least another region of the country) and will want to capture the moment. Early settlers drained swamps to convert the land into residential and agricultural use, and as a result, about 90 percent of the wetland area was drained and destroyed. This natural landmark is definitely a treasure worth discovering.

(For more information on the Cache River State Natural Area, click here: http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/

(To be continued)

[Penny Zimmerman-Wills]

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Part 1

Metropolis: Home of Superman

By Penny Zimmerman-Wills

[JUNE 15, 2001]  You’ve heard of Metropolis. You know — the big city where a mild-mannered reporter named Clark Kent moonlights as Superman. It’s one of the most famous fictional cities in history. But it’s also real.

Metropolis facts

* Located along the Ohio River at the southernmost tip of Illinois, halfway between Nashville, Tenn., and St. Louis, Mo.

*Founded in 1839 by William A. McBane and J.H G. Wilcox

*The hometown of Superman since 1972, when "The Man of Steel" was officially adopted. Superman was the first comic-book character to be adopted by a city.

*Population: 7,200

*Home to Illinois’ first state park, Fort Massac State Park, which encompasses 1,450 acres

*Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce, Tourism and Economic Development Office: 607 Market St., Metropolis. Website: www.metropolischamber.com. Phone: (618) 524-2714 or (800) 949-5740.

The actual Metropolis lies at the far southern tip of Illinois, along the Ohio River. Because my husband grew up there and his father still edits the paper (yes, it’s called the Planet, but it’s a weekly instead of a daily), I have grown used to visiting Superman’s hometown. But many people are shocked to learn that it exists outside the pages of comic books and movie screens.

Metropolis is worth a weekend visit just to see Superman, or at least a larger-than-life bronze statue, but he’s not the only attraction. You can also try the excitement of a riverboat casino, visit one of the nation’s northernmost cypress swamps and tour the site of a historic fort.


Native Americans, of course, were the area’s first inhabitants. Spanish explorers may have visited as early as 1540. According to historians, a French trading post was likely established in 1702 to service the buffalo-hunting and hide-tanning trade that flourished at the time.

In 1757, Massac County began its documented history when the French raised Fort De L’Ascension during the French and Indian War. The fort was soon rebuilt and named Massiac in tribute to France’s Minister of the Marine.

The original mapping of the town of Metropolis was in 1839. One of the founders was a merchant who transported goods on the Ohio River and chose the site because of its location high above the river. The river, from the early days of being used by mills and steamboats to its current use to transport coal, has been important to the city.

Superman attractions

It’s hard to miss "The Man of Steel." At 15 feet tall and 4,000 pounds, the imposing bronze statue of the comic-book hero in blue tights and flowing red cape dominates the north side of Superman Square, next to the county courthouse. The statue was erected in 1993 after a fund-raising effort by area citizens and business leaders made it possible to replace a smaller, less-impressive fiberglass figure of the hero. There’s something about the statue that makes people of all ages want to have their picture taken next to it. On my most recent visit, an elderly couple from California were gleefully snapping photos of each other by the statue.

For nearly 30 years, Metropolis has called itself the Home of Superman, and the decision to adopt the comic-book hero has brought the town worldwide attention. The community is very proud of its link to the fictional hero and promotes it well but also has a sense of humor about the connection. One small road in town was even renamed Lois Lane.


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On the corner across the street from the looming, muscle-bound giant in tights, the Super Museum is home to one of the largest collections of Superman and comic-book memorabilia in the world. Packed inside the timeworn building are many items actually used for various movies and television shows, including old Superman costumes, props, publicity photos and posters. Besides the impressive pieces of history and trivia, there are also plenty of tacky tourist items, including breakfast cereal and underwear sporting the Superman symbol. The museum, named by AAA Auto Travel as the No. 1 small-town tourist attraction in America, is jampacked with everything Superman. More than 50,000 Superman items are on display, which is only a fraction of owner Jim Hambrick’s collection.

And if the museum doesn’t have what you’re looking for, stop by the Chamber of Commerce office on Market Street, which offers an impressive display of information, souvenirs and even a telephone booth in the corner, like the one Clark Kent used to turn into Superman.

In addition to the statue and museum, nearby there is also a large green kryptonite "meteorite" located on the southwest corner of Third and Ferry streets and a hand-painted two-story mural of an Action Comics cover from the 1930s at 317 Ferry St.

If you have the chance and want to see just how big a deal Superman really is, visit the Superman Celebration during the second weekend of June, when the town rolls out the red carpet for its mythical adopted son. The annual event features classic car shows, music, garden tours, celebrity autograph sessions and a road race. Several celebrities who have acted in Superman movies or television shows have visited the event.

And don’t forget to have your picture taken behind the wooden cut-out figure of Superman, so your head shows above the superhero’s body. Located just behind the Superman Museum, it’s one of the most frequented spots in town.

(To be continued)

[Penny Zimmerman-Wills]


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