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The top 50 public vote finishers for Cakeway to the West included Tower Grove Park featuring the Ruins. SLFP.com archived photo
Cakeway to the West Top 50 Public Vote Finishers
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 7, 2014 - After 6 weeks of voting and more than 40,000 votes cast, stl250 has announced the top 50 public vote finishers for Cakeway to the West. One of stl250's signature projects, Cakeway to the West is a robust program that combines a public art exhibit, scavenger hunt as well as history education.

The top 50 Public Vote was launched on November 25, 2013 and concluded on January 3, 2014. Through the contest, individuals were able to vote once a day in each of five categories: Landmark Sites, Innovation, Heritage & Culture, Great Outdoors and St. Louis Favorites. The remaining 200 Cakeway locations have been selected by a task force of stl250 volunteer leaders. The full 250 locations list will be announced at a birthday weekend press conference scheduled for February 14, 2014.

More than 41,000 votes were cast and resulted in the top 50 list (attached) which ranges from grassroots to the grand scale and spans the region. stl250 executive director Erin Budde said, "The top 50 includes places where we live, learn, work and play. Some were expected and others are wonderful surprises. We're excited to add all of them to our final list of 250 locations and to learn more about our region through the stories they help us to tell."

The four-foot - tall cake sculptures decorated by local artists will serve as interactive beacons of our region's diverse places, stories and experiences. There will be a total of 250 cakes placed at these locations in the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which includes 15 counties in the bi-state region.

Cakeway to the West Top 50 Public Vote Finishers include:

Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Barretts Elementary School
Basilica of St. Louis, King (Old Cathedral)
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Brightside St. Louis
Broadway Oyster Bar
Busch Stadium
Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis (New Cathedral)
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
Christ Church Cathedral
Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In
City Museum
The College School
Crown Candy Kitchen
Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center
Edward Jones
Endangered Wolf Center
Fox Theatre
Gateway Arch
Grant's Farm
Jefferson Barracks
Kirkwood Train Station
Left Bank Books
Luvy Duvy's Café
Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park

Manchester City Hall
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Civil War Museum
Monroe County Welcome Center
The Muny
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Zoo
Sappington House
Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
St. Anthony's Medical Center
St. Joseph's Academy
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis Public Library - Central Library
St. Louis Union Station
The Sweet Divine
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
The Magic House - St. Louis Children's Museum
Tower Grove Park
World's Fair Pavilion
YMCA of Greater St. Louis

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