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Mmmm... chocolate. All of those mouthwatering chocolate cookies and cakes at the Harford Fair this year looked and tasted delicious. Hometown master chefs created tempting creations and were competing in Hershey’s Cocoa Classic baking contest at the Harford Fair.
Hometown bakers outdid themselves this year with their sumptuous chocolate creations. This year’s Hershey’s Cocoa Classic cake contest winner is Analyn Sears, from Kingsley, PA with her Chocolate Orange Marble Chiffon Cake.
Not to be outdone by the decadent cakes, the contest featured equally tantalizing cookies, brownies and bars. This contest was strictly for the young at heart, showcasing the talents of competitors between the ages of 8 and 18. The head chef in this baking arena was Lauralee Sears from Kingsley, PA, with the winning recipe of Peanut Butter Glazed Chocolate Bars.
Hershey’s Cocoa classic is co-sponsored by Hershey Foods Corporation, a leading snack food company and the largest North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and non-chocolate confectionery products, and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.
More than 100 fairs across the state are offering cash prizes as part of the Hershey Cocoa Classic. Harford Fair’s contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final Hershey Cocoa Classic blue ribbon winner held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show.
Greetings from Turnpike Terrace.
Happy birthday to all the August babies.
We had our monthly council meeting. We had a good turnout. We are going to have a quilt raffle (made by Ellen Kelly) and a 50/50 raffle for the Harford Fair. Good luck everyone.
We have had our heat waves, a bit cooler would be nice.
Some of our trees that were moved look like they are getting new leaves. We are hoping they all come back again, they are so pretty when they blossom in the spring.
We had two of our former tenants visit us, Josie Holleran and Lynnie French. It was nice to see them. The ladies had a good time and there were refreshments for everyone.
We can look out our windows and see the new cell phone tower. A lot of people will be happy to see it.
We had the Watson Hill Bible Church here, what a great bunch of people. We really enjoy them, and we get to sing a lot of really good songs. Thanks to you all. We had punch and cookies afterwards.
Our bingo and dominoes games are still going on. Remember, we have out-front parking now, so come see us.
We have a few tenants in the hospital and are wishing them all to get well and hope they are back soon.
We lost one of our tenants this week, Lillian Loy. She was a good friend to all and a good neighbor. She will be missed.
Pictured (l-r) are five generations: Codie Colon, mother of baby; Debbie Tavernia, grandmother of baby; great-grandmother, Carol Teel; baby Ariana Colon, daughter of Codie; great-great-grandmother Lillian Stone.
Susquehanna County resident, Leah Salamon was one of five entertainers who regularly perform on the Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship to give fans at the Camden Riversharks baseball game a preview of their talents; they sang the national anthem at the August 9 game at Campbell Field in Camden, NJ. Pictured above (l-r) are: Marquis Cole, Jillian Pirtle, Tracey Portik, Leah Salamon, Keion Boyd.
At the Harford Fair, Rachel and Brianna Smarkusky and Maice Karhnak, all of the Nicholson area, captured the Best of Show Award with their entry of three piglets dressed as softball players complete with uniforms. The Fair Queen, Amanda Miner and the crowd gathered in the dairy arena cheered as the Best of Show winner was announced. Rachel, Brianna and Maice are all members of the Elk Mountain 4-H Community Club.
Harford Fair Queen, Amanda Miner holds one of the three little pigs that received the Best of Show Award.
Judges for the event were Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassadors Abbey Puzo and Nikki Brooks. The judges’ favorites were Kaitlyn Depew, dressed as a surgeon with her calf dressed as the patient recovering from surgery; Samantha Graham, with her horse dressed as Snoopy; and Haley Hemmerly of Laceyville and her rabbit, dressed as the Princess and the Frog.
The Animal Dress-up Contest is always fun for folks to watch as the participants dress-up their cow, horse, lamb, goat, chicken, rabbit or what ever animals they choose to enter in the contest. Next year we will once again look forward to the creativity of the entries.
Harford Fair is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s baking contests. The third annual Angel Food Cake contest winner was Panda Loomis of Montrose, PA. This is the second consecutive year Panda has won this contest. The Angel Food Cake contest is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program (PEQAP) and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs.
The fair also held its annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest. The judges choose from the first place winners in the Traditional and Non-Traditional apple pie categories. This year’s winner was Carolyn Warren Price from Windsor, NY.
All contest winners are eligible to compete at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in January, 2007.
“The Montrose Fire ‘Murder’,” the fourth in Frank Dressler’s series of Kate Flaherty/Ben Pierce murder mysteries to be set in Susquehanna County, revolves around Chip Brown, a retired diplomat living in the family manse in Montrose, who receives a note threatening death by fire unless he returns an ancient scripture used by the followers of Zoroaster long before the time of Christ. At the suggestion of Kate, Chip digs into the history of his diplomatic career that was terminated abruptly when his wife Henna was uncovered as a Soviet spy.
The story propels Chip from quiet Montrose to Moscow as he races the clock to learn about Zoroastrianism, and why and who would want to kill him to retrieve the Yasna, the ancient Zoroastrian scripture. His quest leads him to uncover things that Henna kept from him that ultimately threatened his life.
A retired association executive, Frank and wife, Winifred retired to their vacation home in South Gibson in 1997. Prior to that the Dresslers spent nearly two years in Russia as volunteers for the Center for International Private Enterprise. Since 1997, Frank has served as a volunteer for two different international business groups in Russia, Romania, Bosnia and Azerbaijan and for his church in Zimbabwe, Nepal and the Republic of Georgia. Locally, he has been involved with the county economic development program and the county forest landowners association.
The book is available locally at Pure Pennsylvania in the Hallstead Plaza in Hallstead.
The seventh annual Dairy Showmanship Contest was held at the Harford Fair. Participants’ showmanship skills were judged in five different age divisions by 4-H dairy club member Jessie Sartell. Jessie was the Senior Champion Showman at the Susquehanna County 4-H Dairy Round-up, which earned her the opportunity to judge the showmanship contest at the Fair.
Pictured is the youngest contest participant, three-year-old Emory Bewley, demonstrating her dairy showmanship skills with a very large Holstein cow.
The first three places in the 8 years and under division were Kenidy Finch, Springville; Keegan Mack, Kingsley and Kasondra Suchocki, Springville. Kaitlyn Depew of Springville was the winner in the 9 to 12 year old division, followed by Trevor Tompkins and Evan Castrogiovanni, both of Montrose. The first place winner in the 13 to 15 year old division was Eileen Walker of Susquehanna; second place was Bryan Castrogiovanni, Montrose and third place was Nikki Brooks of Hop Bottom. The 16 to 21 year old division was won by Nate Oleniacz of Montrose, followed by Chris Schuler of Rushville and Amanda Miner of Meshoppen. Winner in the over 21 division was Steve VanKuren, Montrose followed by Nick Pease, Jackson and Stacy Rezykowski of Dimock.
Participants included many folks returning from taking part in previous year’s competitions as well as first-time participants. Look forward to this contest continuing at the Harford Fair again next year.
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