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Honey featured ingredient for annual bake-a-rama

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VEEDERSBURG — “Bee-utiful Honey” is the theme for the 40th Annual Fountain County “Bake-A-Rama” baking contest, which will be held Oct. 3 at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds, west of Veedersburg.

All entries must contain at least 1/4 cup of honey, which must be baked in the product. Exhibits must fit into one of the following categories: Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Quick Breads/ Muffins, Yeast Breads/Rolls, Miscellaneous or Health Conscious (a recipe that is low or fat free, high fiber or contains sugar substitute). Contestants must be present to enter and are limited to one entry per category. There is no charge to enter. 

The recipe must accompany each entry and must be printed, typed or attached to an 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet of paper. Pastry recipes must be included for pies.

Cash awards of $20 for grand sweepstakes and $15 for reserve grand sweepstakes will be presented.

Entries will be accepted from 9 to 10 a.m. Oct. 3. The program during the judging, beginning at 10 a.m., will be presented by Kristy and Lacy Dooley from Rockville. Luncheon begins at 11:15 a.m., and will be catered by Foxworthy Catering. The menu will be chicken salad croissant, mixed greens with cheese, fruit and honey roasted pecans. In addition, the Bake-A-Rama entries will be sampled following the luncheon.

The event is open to the public. It is not necessary to be a member of Extension Homemakers to enter the contest or to attend the program and luncheon. The cost for the event will be $10. Reservations are due by Sept. 27. To make reservations, or for more information, contact Purdue Extension Fountain County at 765-793-6240.

Again this year we will offer a recipe book with all of the recipes for $3.

The Bake-A-Rama is sponsored by the Fountain County Extension Homemakers, Fountain County Farm Bureau Inc. and Purdue Extension Fountain County.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, event contact Purdue Extension Fountain County prior to the event. 

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