The 2013 Carolina Strawberry Festival got off to a great start on Friday afternoon with a recipe contest, held at the Wallace Woman’s Club. The event was a “sweet” success, featuring 26 entries in 4 categories. Once again, the youth category had the most entries with 10!


The 2013 Carolina Strawberry Festival got off to a great start on Friday afternoon with a recipe contest, held at the Wallace Woman’s Club. The event was a “sweet” success, featuring 26 entries in 4 categories. Once again, the youth category had the most entries with 10!



The judges were treated to a great variety of strawberry themed dishes, from a savory strawberry and balsamic chicken pizza to a light and refreshing strawberry lemonade. The judges had a tough, but tasty job!



These are the results from the event:



Overall Best in Show



Windsor Farrior’s Simply Splendid Strawberry Soup, in the youth category.



Appetizers/Salads/Entrees



3rd: Harley Blanton Sweet Strawberry Salsa



2nd: Tracy Chestnutt Strawberry & Balsamic Chicken Pizza



1st: Hope Cusick Strawberry Salsa



Bread



2nd: Tutt Hall



1st: Elise Davis



Desserts



3rd: Rhonda Rivenbark Little Debbie Strawberry Trifle



2nd: Sandra James Strawberry Graham Cracker Torte



1st: Kay Larson Strawberry Delight in a Jar



Youth



3rd Place: Sarah Pearl Farrior Sweet and Salty Strawberry Cibatta



In a Tie for 2nd Place: Lilie Hansen with Strawberry Salsa and Kinsley Parks with Stuffed Strawberries



1st: Ellie Carone Strawberry Lady Fingers



Many thanks to the 2013 CSF recipe contest committee (Georgia Farrior-chair, Susan Parks, Susan Carone, Susan Carter, Regina Simpson, Nancy Merclure, Donna Schultz, Amanda Hawes, Ashley Lovette and Harley Blanton) for their hard work, and for making this year’s recipe contest the most successful yet!



Thank you also to the judges who so generously donated their time and made the event possible. (Cindi Pate with Down Home Magazine, Erin Van-Gorder with Bill Carone Cars, Lou Powell from the Wallace Chamber of Commerce, Marlane Carcop with the Duplin Times, Christian Lanier owner of The Tipsy Bee, and Cheryl Partyka, a food enthusiast).



Recipe books from the 2012 contest are available for sale at The Wallace Chamber of Commerce, Town Hall and Farriors. The books are $5 and feature all of the last year’s recipes, accompanied by full color pictures of each dish.