Seven County Banana Pudding Cook-Off – August 18, 2012
3rd Annual Seven County Banana Pudding Cook-Off a success!
Congratulations to our winner and top 10 finalist of the Seven County Banana Pudding Cook-Off!
Reba Winters won 1st place with Ree’s Old Fashion Banana Pudding. This was her second year to win the cook-off but with a new recipe in a very competitive field. This year’s completion was open to seven counties Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, Lewis, Maury, Perry, and Williamson. Her pudding must have been good because she also one the people’s Taster’s Choice award. Everyone that tasted the puddings got to vote.
Cindy Vaughn came in 2nd with Cindy’s Banana Pudding and helped Pam Lynn entertain us with her beautiful voice while the judges sampled the delights.
This year’s finalist included June Harris of Dickson, Mandy Harrison of Lyles, Fay Henson of Lyles, Pamela Huey of Lyles, Carolyn Mowbray of Lyles, Debbie Pickard of Centerville , Carolyn Shanes of Lobelville, and Kay Zittlow of Centerville.
Philip Jacobs, Janie McClanahan, Faye
Rogers, and Maria Casto shared their expertise as judges for the event.
The event took place at the Bon Aqua United Methodist Church and the ladies of the church had lunch available and sold bake goods to support their local mission work. We had a lot of folks of all ages that came out to enjoy the entertainment, cheer on their favorite finalist, and enjoy one of the South’s favorite comfort foods, banana pudding.
Besides her $500 prize, Reba Winters, the 1st place winner will be one of 10 competitors in the National Banana Pudding Cook-Off, scheduled for October 6 at the National Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville, TN. Make plans to come and watch as they prepare their puddings in front of a live audience. Come hungry and enjoy the day!