Ice-cold Dr Pepper is a perfect way to cool off on a hot day.
And plenty of people did just that on Saturday during the 116th Anniversary Celebration of Dublin Dr Pepper.
Debbie Moerman, owner of Debbie’s Specialties, said she started preparing a week ahead for the huge Dublin Dr Pepper birthday cake she made to serve at least 600 people.
People who attended got a free slice and made many comments on its delicious taste.
Moerman invented the Dublin Dr Pepper cake mix five years ago and said she used 32 of the mixes to prepare the cake along with 64 bottles of Dublin Dr Pepper.
That doesn’t include approximately 15 bottles used in the icing.
Beginning last week, Moerman said she started baking three to four 9 x 13 inch cakes a day for a total of 16 cakes. She said she kept the cakes in the freezer until she was ready to put them together.
It took eight hours to put the first slick layer of icing on and another eight hours to decorate, she said.
The crowd had plenty of activities to choose from and many found the famous Texas snake charmer, Jackie Bibby, owner of four world records documented by the Guinness Book of World Records fascinating.
Bibby said he would attempt to add two world records to his list during the celebration.
He said he planned on holding 11 rattlesnakes in his mouth and would climb head first into a sleeping bag with as many snakes as possible.
Bibby had 53 Texas Diamond Back Rattlesnakes on display that attracted many spectators.
Another world record holder that the children flocked to was magician David Wonders. He holds the world record in balloon sculpting and handed out balloon art by the dozens to the eager children.
The children also loved the Midway Caravan’s Backyard Circus and pulled their parents to the area to sit cross-legged on the ground for the entertainment.
The celebration was loaded with arts and crafts booths, live music, food and fun for all ages.