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Food: Extraordinary Gingerbread Dessert Challenge

Food: Extraordinary Gingerbread Dessert Challenge

August 16, 2021

Ann Gilloti of Ankeny won First Place and a $200 cash award in the Extraordinary Gingerbread Dessert Challenge, judged Thursday, August 12, at the 2021 Iowa State Fair.

Pamela Reynolds of Norwalk claimed Second Place and $75. Marcia Trevillyan of West Des Moines earned Third Place and $25.

Judges also awarded Honorable Mention honors to Sharon Gates of Des Moines.

Entries were judged on ease of preparation, creativity and taste.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 134 divisions, 603 classes and nearly 6500 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air.