4-H County-Wide Bake-Off Winners!

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The smell of gingerbread and sounds of good conversation welcomed twenty-four excited youth and their families bringing their homemade baked-goods items to be entered into the Henderson County 4-H County-wide Bake-Off competition on Saturday, November 9, 2019. A variety of baked-goods were entered into the competition this year from cookies, cupcakes, cakes, to savory breads. During the judging process youth and their families were invited to enjoy gingerbread cookie baking/decorating as donations for a local food bank, enter into a creative gingerbread house contest, create at the crafts table, make a Christmas card for our Veterans, or play a round of kitchen bingo! These activities were led by 9 wonderful volunteers and the Homemaker’s 4-H Club who all kept the event lighthearted and fun for everyone involved.

4-H would like to thank our three judges, Kay Dalton, Kathy Morris, and Mary Maybin who had the hard job of judging all the delicious entries and electing the event winners. (While tasting food may not sound difficult, rest assured, if one had seen the beautiful creations and tasted the entries, they would appreciate the difficultly of this job as well.) However, they did come to their decisions and it is with much pleasure to announce the winners of the 2019 4-H County-Wide Bake-Off!

Senior division:
1st Place, Emma Barber (Apple Pie Cupcakes)
2nd Place, Lindsey Bryant (Cheesy Sausage Pull Apart Bread)

Junior Division:
1st, Libby Owenby, (Hot Cocoa Cupcakes with Marshmallow Icing)
2nd, Madelyn Banks (Apple Cider Cupcakes)
3rd, Rachel Mayes (Cranberry Yeast Bread)

Grand Prize, Anna Gage (Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies)
Grand Prize Recipe

Cloverbud Division (ages 5-8):
Garyson Mayes (Amazing Moo-Less Chocolate Pie)
Jillian Whitaker (Mexican Crinkle Cookies)
McLain Brown (Dairy Free/Glueten Free Pumpkin Pie)
Sydney Ancrum (Ooey Gooey Butter Bars)
Filumena Willis (Forgotten Cookies)

Henderson County 4-H would also like to say a big thank you to the donors of the event who contributed towards gifts for the winners.

  • Fresh Market
  • Hendersonville Co-op
  • Bloomfield’s of East Flat Rock
  • Harris Teeter
  • Magpie Christmas Shop
  • Janet Gover

Thank you to Grace Lutheran Church for being a gracious host for the 2019 Bake-Off!

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Craft Table

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Homemaker’s (Apron’s Optional) 4-H Club Members

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Gingerbread House Creative Competition

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Awesome Volunteers!

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Cookie Baking!