Keeping Tradition Alive In Grandview Heights, Ohio: A 70 Year Celebration Of The Cake Walk

BY Meghan Watters
Grandview Heights H.S. Class of 2020

Girl Scout Gold Award Project, April 2019
©2019 Meghan Watters

On November 11, 1948, the front page of the TriVillage News contained a small article entitled “Did You Ever See A Cake Walk?”. The article told TriVillage residents – citizens of Grandview Heights, Marble Cliff, and Upper Arlington because it was the local paper for all three communities at that time – that they “were invited to share in the fun at the Cake Walk in the Grandview High School Auditorium, November 22, 1948, at 8:00 p.m.” It was suggested that the “entire family will enjoy the fun and the delicious homemade cakes you may win.”

Meghan Watters begins her history of the Grandview Cake Walk with this excerpt from the local paper. The Grandview Heights High School junior and marching band member researched the history of the event and wrote her book as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The book is titled, “Keeping Tradition Alive in Grandview Heights: A 70-Year History of the Cake Walk.”

A feature article on Meghan's book can be read in our Spring Newsletter, another in the April 8 edition of the local ThisWeek newspaper, and a PDF version of her book (paperback and Kindle versions are recently available on Amazon), can be accessed on our website at address http:ghmchs.org/PDFs/CakeWalkBook.pdf or by clicking the button below.