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2003 Eli's at the Governor's Inauguration
We helped new Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich celebrate his inauguration with a giant 800 pound Eli's Cheesecake! The cheesecake was decorated with sugar paste violets (the Illinois state flower), cardinals (the Illinois State Bird), the State of Illinois, and a miniature train to represent the Governor's tour from Chicago to Springfield. Individual slices of Eli's Cheesecake were served to the hungry Inaugural Ball guests and the giant cake was donated to a local food kitchen after the festivities.