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2014 - East Central Library Friends announces winning entries in the Annual Cooking Contest

Grand Prize Winner: Beth Hobdy

Children's Classes: 1st Place – Beth Hobdy's 4th Grade Class

Children's winners: 1st Place – Rowan Hinton, 2nd Place – Chloe Jones, and 3rd Place – Jaelyn Davis.

Youth winners: 1st Place – Ashlynn Hinton, 2nd Place – Mallory Jones, and 3rd Place – Isabella Jones.

Treats winners (Adults): 1st Place – Bertha Clary, 2nd Place – Jeannette Meadows, and 3rd Place – Bertha Clary - And for Adult Sweets: 1st Place – Mary Hinton, 2nd Place – Anna Richards, and 3rd Place – Anna Richards.

2013 - East Central Library Friends announces winning entries in the Annual Cooking Contest

The Annual Friends of the East Central Public Library cooking contest was held recently in the library meeting room in Hurley. Winners of 2013 cooking contest were:

Grand Prize:  Mary Hinton with branch manager Helen Barlow.

Adult Sweets:  Tina Skaggs – first place, Mary Hinton – (Helen Barlow) – second place, Bertha Clary – third place.

Youth:  Emily Lucas – first place, Mallory Jones - (Helen Barlow) – second place, Courtney Hobdy – third place (not shown).

Children:  Ashley Hinton – first place (not shown)- (Helen Barlow) – Isabella Jones – second place, Ally Busby – third place.

List of winning recipes:

Grand Prize Recipe.docx
Adult First Place Winner Sweets.docx
Adult First Place Winner Treats.docx
Adult Second Place Winner Sweets.docx
Adult Second Place Winner Treats.docx
Adult Third Place Winner Sweets.docx
Adult Third Place Winner Treats.docx
Children's First Place Winner.docx
Children's Second Place Winner.docx
Children's Third Place Winner.docx
Youth First Place Winner.docx
Youth Second Place Winner.docx

2012 - East Central Library Friends announces winning entries in the Annual Cooking Contest

The Annual East Central Public Library cooking contest was held Tuesday, December 4, in the library meeting room in Hurley.

The contest, which features cash prizes, is sponsored by the East Central Friends of the Library as a fund-raising event. Contestants are asked to submit samples and recipes of their best holiday treats for judging. Items will be judged on taste, originality and presentation. All proceeds will be used by the Friends to improve local library service.

Guest Judges included (r to l): Linda Branning - Pascagoula Library staff, Lori Smith - Pascagoula Library manager, and Yvonne Parton - Vancleave Library manager, next to branch manager Helen Barlow.

As in the past, the library is offering great cash prizes donated by local financial institutions and businesses. The grand prize winner will receive $100.

Next to EC manager Helen Barlow, Winners were: (r to l) Becca Havens, Amanda Knight, Mary Hinton, Anna Richards, Tabatha Stewart, Sarah Warren, Sallie Warren, and Ashlyn Hinton

Teen winners were:

Two adult categories, one for sweets (cakes, pies, cookies, etc.) and one for treats (salads, finger sandwiches, etc.). Top winners in each of the adult categories (ages 18 and up) received $50 for first place, $30 for second place and $20 for third place.

Winners for the Youth and a Children's sweets division received $25 for first place, $15 for second place, and $10 for third place.

The public festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. Following the awarding of prizes, the public is invited to taste the winning entries for a donation of just $1. The public is invited to a performance by the East Central High School show choir.



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