4-H cookery, pumpkin contest results announced
A large contingent of St. Mary Parish 4-H members competed in the parish 4-H Harvest Cookery Contest Oct. 12. The event also included a decorated pumpkin contest and was held at the St. Mary Courthouse in Franklin.
The St. Mary Parish 4-H Harvest Cookery Contest was held Oct. 12. Participants were also able to compete in a decorated pumpkin contest in which pumpkins could be carved, painted or decorated.
While the judging of entries took place, 4-H’ers took part in the 4-H Amazing Race with different educational stations around the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. Assisting LSU AgCenter agents were 4-H Junior Leaders who also entertained younger 4-H members by dancing and exercising.
The cookery contest is divided into five commodity categories — beef, eggs, poultry, seafood and sugar. A new pork category was added for the parish level only.
The contest requires 4-H’ers to prepare a dish from scratch that meets the requirements in each category.
Agents expressed thanks to judges and volunteers who generously volunteered time.
Winners from east St. Mary Parish were:
Quick and Easy Dish: blue ribbon group, Braden Lantier, member at large.
One Dish Meal: blue ribbon group, Alexis Arnold, Bayou Vista Elementary.
Appetizers and Salads: grand champion, Mia Crooks, J.S. Aucoin Elementary.
Main Dish: grand champion, Brasen Lantier, member at large.
Grand champion, Rhea Patureau, Morgan City Junior High.
Second place, Brasen Lantier, member at large.
Shrimp: grand champion, Rhea Patureau, Morgan City Junior High.
Cakes: grand champion, Saige Gray, member at large; second, Layla Nelson, Bayou Vista Elementary; blue ribbon group, Jenna Duhon, Morgan City Junior High.
Cookies: Red Ribbon Group, Rhea Patureau, Morgan City Junior High.
Pies: Red Ribbon Group, Brasen Lantier, member at large.
Decorated Pumpkin Contest winners were:
Elementary Division - Carved Pumpkins
First, Saige Gary, member at large.
Senior Division - Carved Pumpkins
First, Rhea Patureau, Morgan City Junior High.