In cold and snowy Alaska, there's a village called Takotna. It has a population of mere 49 adults.
Each March, this tiny village swells up in numbers because it is located in the middle of a race that takes place every year.
It is a seven-day race called "The Iditarod Trail". And participants stop at Takotna for the obligatory 24 hour rest.
Lucky for them, Takotna is famous for its delicious fruit pies.
Weeks before the competitors arrive, the residents of Takotna start preparing what is without question their biggest event of the year.
The whole village chips in to help, including the kids, who end up developing their baking skills at an early age.
Exhausted and hungry racers are greeted with delightful pies of all kinds, such as apple, orange, lemon, or banana.
They consume the pies and a stomach warming race fuel.
The toughness of the race allows for racers to eat pretty much whatever they want. The more calories, the better.
Takotna has gained a reputation for its dessert-based hospitality since the 1970s.
It started with one person, Jane Newton. Jane moved from Iditarod with her husband in 1972 and opened a restaurant.
A rich and filling fruit pies quickly got the races attention, and the village gained some fame as a result.
Proud residents then started to refer to Jane as queen of Takotna.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Q22. Why do a lot of people come to the village of Takotna every March?
Q23. What is the village of Takotna famous for?
Q24. Who comes to help with the event of the year?
Q25. What does the passage say about Jane Newton?