It was judgment day for bakers who entered cookies, cakes, breads and other products of the kitchen at the Hamilton County Fair. Two top winners took home purple ribbons for their pie efforts.
Sonia Heins of Ames took home the a Blu-Barb (Blueberry and Rhubarb) pie entered by Sonia Heins of Ames, won the Bill Monroe Best Pie Award in this year's competition.
A new contest this year, the Purple Ribbon Pie contest was won by Webster City Middle School. The judge commented that this rhubarb pie was one of the very best pies she had ever tasted. The Middle School group received a trophy, rosette and $50 for their winning entry. This was the first year a group pie category was offered. Superintendent Yvonne McCormick said that there are plans to expand the category next year and hinted that perhaps it might include tasting and voting for a People's Choice Award
- Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Nancy Kayser
Yvonne McCormick, left, superintendent of the?products of the kitchen division at the Hamilton County Fair and Gailene Nicholson, Webster City, pie judge, display two award winning pies Monday.