There was stiff competition at the 54th annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show last Friday at the Court House as there were 65 entries. It took the six judges from neighboring counties most of the morning to choose the winners.
In the Club Division, the Grand Champion rosette went to Winnie Lou McCoury’s Pecan Perfection Pie. Marilyn Miller’s Butter Pecan Banana Cake was the Reserve Champion.
In the non-club division, Brenda Gibson’s Maple Butter Pecan Cake was named Grand Champion and Patsy Stewart’s Vanishing Pecan Pie was the Reserve Champion.
In the Youth Division, the pecan pie baked by Randi Pierce was declared the Grand Champion while the Texas Pecan Pound Cake made by Micah Cox was the Reserve Champion.
Along with their rosettes, each champion received a check from the Extension Council. Their names and pictures will be included in the 2010 edition of Pecan Food Show Cookbook along with their recipes if they choose to share them. The 2009 edition of the cookbook, Best of the Best is on sale now at the Extension Office in the courthouse.
Other exhibitors in the various divisions included the following: Club Breads: Lynn Blankenship 1
st, Marcie Cooper 2nd; Club Cakes: Marcie Cooper 2nd, Jeanne Sauer 3rd, & Doris Cates; Club Cookies: Imogene Hawkins 1st, Winnie Lou McCoury 2nd, Mary Jane Dennis 3rd, Fran Hulgan, Noma Fitzgerald, & Sherri Cradduck; Club Fancy Nuts: Jeanne Sauer 1st, Lucy Wilson 2nd; Club Pies: Winnie McCoury 1st, Lynn Blankenship 2nd, Noma Fitzgerald 3rd & Marilyn Miller;Non-Club Bread: Marion Deans 1st ; Non-Club Cakes: Gayle Ivy 2nd, Debbie Pollard 3rd, Alisha Rogers, & Patsy Stewart; Non-Club Candy: Shirley Dickison 1st, Charlie Henry 2nd, Cole McDowell 3rd, Patsy Stewart, and Karen Whiting; Non-Club Cookies: Charlie Henry 1st, Debbie Pollard 2nd, Marian Deans 3rd, Olga Cantu, Gale Ivy, Alisha Rogers, & Ann McELroy;Non-Club Pies: Karen Whiting 2nd, Fannie Crawford 3rd, Stan Weik, Ted Red, & Debbie Pollard; Non-Club Appetizers: Stan Weik 1st; Non-Club Fancy Nuts: Charlie Henry 1st Non Club Sugar Free: Debbie Pollard 1st ; Youth Bread: Sara Hedley 1st ; Youth Cake: Laken Miller 2nd, Brighton Adams 3rd, Mykah McKinnerney, Michael McKinnery; Youth Pie: Ryan Parks 2nd, Holley Ragsdale 3rd and Mykah McKinnerey; Youth Candy: Brighton Adams 1st, Hollee Ragsdale 2nd ; Youth Cookies: Hollee Ragsdale 1st, Wyatt Deans 2nd, Mykah McKinnerney 3rd, & Michael McKinnerney.
Door prizes were provided by:Sisters’ Country Store, Sugarbakers, The Courtyard at Millican Pecan and Sonic. They were won by Olga Cantu, Imogene Hawkins, Alisha Rogers, Jeanne Sauer, Ryan Parks, Sara Hedley, and Brighton Adams.
The Extension Education Council would like to thank everyone who took time from his or her busy schedule to make this year’s Food Show a great success and especially all of our sponsors: AgriLife Extension Service, Alamo Pecan & Coffee, Arrowhead Bank, City National Bank, City of San Saba, G&R Groceries, Hamrick’s Automotive Center, Millican Pecan Company, Ragsdale Ranch Realty, Oliver Pecan Company, Pecan Valley Hardware, R.B. Bagley & Sons, San Saba Pecan, San Saba Printing, Sisters’ Country Store, Sonic, and SugarBaker’s.