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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Cooking up ribbons

  • The 4-H activities for the week of the Saline County Fair kicked off Thursday with the Home and Family Show held at the First Church of God in Harrisburg.
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  • The 4-H activities for the week of the Saline County Fair kicked off Thursday with the Home and Family Show held at the First Church of God in Harrisburg.
    The Home and Family Show allows entries in such areas as cooking, cookie and cake decorating, sewing and food preservation.
    The contestants and their families waited as each entry was judged and ribbons awarded. Jan Stalcup, Judge of Cake and Cookie Decorating said she rated the entries on their eye appeal and creativeness.
    “I also judge the contestants’ ability to explain the steps they took in creating their entry, to make sure that they made it, not their Mom,” Stalcup said adding with a smile, “The only bad thing about judging this field is there is no tasting. I think next year I'll ask to judge pies.”
    Kaylee Payne was waiting for her nut bread to be judged in Cooking 201 category. This is Kaylee's fifth year competing in the 4-H programs and she said she enjoys it very much.
    Elizabeth Woodworth, Judge of Cooking 201, 301 and 401, Meats and other Proteins, evaluated the entries on their looks and taste. Woodworth said she hoped the experience of trying a cooking project would encourage the young people.
    “I look for the kids to be enthusiastic about their entry. I want them to learn how to do one thing, enjoy doing it and then be encouraged to try something else.”

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