YUKON, Okla. (AP) _ Velma Brandt will tell you there's no secret, really, to making kolaches (koh-LAH'-chees).
The 1969 Oklahoma Czech Queen says it's all in the dough. And the sugar and the butter.
Brandt and 70 others lent their expertise to the preparation of 36-thousand kolache pastries for Yukon's Czech Festival held in Yukon yesterday.
They started baking the fruit-filled pastries back in July.
Brandt comes from a long line of Czech confectioners. Her grandparents owned a bakery in Czechoslovakia before World War Two.
Her mother emigrated to the United States in 1932 after marrying an American farmer.
Besides a parade down Main Street in Yukon, a traditional Czech dance was held and participants got to feast on sausage sandwiches and all those kolaches.