The 52nd annual San Saba County Pecan Food Show was held Friday, December 7th at the Court House. In the Club Division, the judges chose Imogene Hawkins and her Brown Sugar Pound Cake as the Grand Champion and Connie Ballinger’s Creamy Pecan Pralines as Reserve Champion.
In the non-club division, Patsy Stewart was named Grand Champion with her Vanishing Pecan Pie and Donna Blossman Reserve Champion with her Double Drizzle Pecan Cookies.
Brenda Gibson was awarded the Grand Champion Rosette for her Pecan Pumpkin Fudge and Joely Haverland the Reserve Champion rosette for her Pecan Fudge Bars.
Along with their rosettes, each champion received a check from the Extension Council. Their names and pictures will be included in the 2008 edition of Pecan Food Show Champion Recipes cookbook along with their recipes if they choose to share them.
The Pecan Food Show Committee members, Marcie Cooper, Mary Jane Dennis, Imogene Hawkins, Fran Hulgan and Janet Red, would like to thank everyone who took time from his or her busy schedule to make this year’s Food Show a success. They extend a special thank you to the businesses that supported the Pecan Food Show this year: Alamo Pecan & Coffee, Arrowhead Bank, Bagley Pecan, City National Bank, G&R Grocery, Pecan Valley Hardware, and San Saba Pecan.
Other exhibitors in the various divisions included the following:
Fran Hulgan received a blue ribbon and a white ribbon; Lucy Wilson, red ribbon; Doris Cates.
Club Cakes: Jeanne Sauer, red ribbon; Lynn Blankenship, white ribbon; Marilyn Miller, Bonnie Harkey
Club Candy: Jeanne Sauer, blue ribbon
Club Cookies: Mary Jane Dennis received a blue ribbon and a white ribbon. Sherri Cradduck, red ribbon; Jackie Doner
Club Fancy Nuts: Fran Hulgan, blue ribbon.
Club Pies: Noma Fitzgerald, blue ribbon; Jeannie Sauer, red ribbon; Jackie Doner, white ribbon; Doris Cates, Fannie Crawford, Mary Jane Dennis, Bonnie Harkey, Lucy Wilson. Club Appetizers: Fran Hulgan, Blue ribbon
Non-Club Bread: Daisy McHorse, blue ribbon; Patsy Stewart, red ribbon.
Non-Club Cakes: Patsy Stewart, blue ribbon, Josephine Mahan, red ribbon.
Non-Club Candy: Cole McDowell, blue ribbon; Patsy Stewart, red ribbon; Jerilyn McKinney, white ribbon.
Alice Smith, red ribbon; Donna Webb, white ribbon; Barbara Horn
Non-Club Pies: Marion Deans, red ribbon; Ted Red, white ribbon; Cheray Haverland, Barbara Horn, Jerilyn McKinney.
Non-Club Appetizers: Barbara Horn, blue ribbon
Non-Club Fancy Nuts: Gale Ivy, blue ribbon
Youth Pie: Hollee Ragsdale, blue ribbon
Youth Cookies: Hollee Ragsdale, red ribbon