The Batesville, Ind. bakery that is home to a Tri-State Presidents Day tradition,
Fans of the local treat lined up early Friday morning for a special Valentine's Day begin to the Presidents Day weekend sale. Bakery employees say they sold about 700 dozen thingalings by 11 a.m.
Clem Schmidt, the owner of the bakery, is celebrating his 50th year at the Batesville, Ind. location. He's owned the business for the past 37 years.
Lisa Miller (blue) and another worker have some fun will packaging the famous thing-a-lings.
Suzanne Grossman, a sophomore at Indiana University, came home from school to work over the four-day weekend. She missed a day of school to be part of the annual tradition.
A worker at Schmidt Bakery in Batesville, Ind. handles a tray of thing-a-lings.
The bakery sold 37,000 thing-a-lings over Presidents Day weekend last year. This year, the bakery aims to sell 50,000 due to a four-day weekend caused by the overlapping Valentine's Day holiday.
A worker works with the cherry-and-sugar-infused treat at Schmidt Bakery in Batesville, Ind.
A worker sorts cherries, which are used in the glazed treat to honor George Washington.
A worker prepares the dough for the thing-a-lings, which are sold to thousands of customers every year.
A customer poses with Anthony Mirones outside the Batesville, Ind. bakery.
A worker deep fries the delicious baked good.
Customers wait patiently to order thing-a-lings that are only sold once a year.
Alice and her babysitter waiting in line for a cherry-flavored thing-a-ling.