Locals pick up prizes at Minnesota State Fair

Local ribbon winners at the Minnesota State Fair, in selected categories.

Judy Wood’s blue-ribbon-winning coat was on display at the Minnesota State Fair.

Garment Making
Adult garments
Other bags
Kathy Kapsner, Rogers, 3rd
Coat, lined
Judy Wood, Elk River, 1st
Skirt
Judy Wood, Elk River, 3rd

Handcrafts
Weaving, knotting, felting and caning
Hand spun novelty yarn (nap, core, spiral, knot, slub)
Hazel Lutz, Rogers, 4th

Needlecraft
Canvas work (needlepoint)
Original design, canvas article, 80 sq. in. and over
Becky Hillesheim, Rogers, 3rd
Counted cross stitch
Original design, counted cross stitch item, with photo or statement of inspiration
Howie Myers, Zimmerman, 4th

Work of Senior Citizens
Handcrafts
Article of furniture
Ed Fore, Zimmerman, 2nd
Needlecrafts
Knitted adult vest or sweater
Judy Wood, Elk River, 4th

Baked Products
Bread, sweet dough, yeast
Fried sweet rolls, including doughnuts, fritters, etc.
Michelle Carlson, Zimmerman, 3rd
Cookies & bars
Light, ball type, flattened before baking
Carrie Carpenter, Zimmerman, 3rd
Shortbread cookies
Chelsea Johnson, Rogers, 5th

Rich Connoy, of Elk River, won ribbons for his honey.

Honey & Bee Culture
Liquid (extracted) honey
Light amber honey
Rich Connoy, Elk River, 1st
12 oz. plastic squeeze bear containers
Rich Connoy, Elk River, 2nd
Granulated (creamed) honey
Creamed honey, natural flavor
Rich Connoy, Elk River, 2nd
Bee art
Craft or artwork, open to ages nine years and younger
Maddie Fisher, Westwood Elementary School, Zimmerman, 2nd

Christmas Trees
Norway pine
7 to 9 feet
Ernest Goldenman, Goldenman Christmas Trees, Zimmerman, 1st
Colorado spruce

Ernest Goldenman, of Goldenman Christmas Trees in Zimmerman, won a blue ribbon for this tree.

5 to 7 feet
Ernest Goldenman, Goldenman Christmas Trees, Zimmerman, 1st
Fraser fir
5 to 7 feet
Ernest Goldenman, Goldenman Christmas Trees, Zimmerman, 4th
Canaan fir
7 to 9 feet
Ernest Goldenman, Goldenman Christmas Trees, Zimmerman, 5th
Decorated trees
Traditionally decorated tree, 6 to 8 feet
Deb Almen, Elk River, 1st
Wreaths
Decorated wreaths
Ernest Goldenman, Goldenman Christmas Trees, Zimmerman, 5th
Undecorated wreaths
Deb Almen, Elk River, 1st
Other decorations
Deb Almen, Elk River, 4th

Canning
Gedney Foods Contest
Gedney Foods Company — Best dill pickle recipe
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 1st
Gedney Foods Company — Best vegetable
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 1st
Relishes
Picante or salsa, mild
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 5th
Cucumber relish
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 2nd
Pickles
Dill, with garlic but no other vegetable or spices
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 2nd
Peppers, sweet
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 1st
Tomatoes
Tomato mixture — Minnesota style
Teresa Craig, Elk River, 4th

To read more about ‘Pickle Princess’ Teresa Craig, click here.