***PUBLIC VOTE WINNER***
1780 Carman Road, Ballwin, MO, 63021 / Cake artist: Barrett’s Students
The only elementary school (active) to get a cake is Barretts Elementary School, which is one of 28 schools in the Parkway School District. Barretts has won several awards in recent years. Like most schools, it offers many clubs and programs after classes are dismissed. The school was named for J.R. Barretts, who sold the land where the school is now to the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Barretts Station was a popular railroad station. A log cabin, or Breen School, was built. When the cabin burned down, a new one-room brick schoolhouse was constructed in 1895 and since that time has progressed into a full learning place. Over the decades of the 30s, 50s, and the 1980s there have been additions and improvements to the school.
Cake placement date: February 21
Where is the cake now?: The cake has been moved inside, but it is not known to be open to the public.
Memories: One of the questions on peoples minds was ‘of all elementary schools, why Barretts?’. For one, their accolades (that always helps!). Turns out it was a community effort, started by the school itself, so they can get themselves a cake. It worked, and Barretts was one of the 50 Public Vote Winners.