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Tammy Dial of Urbandale won First Place Overall and a total of $75 in cash awards in the Piper’s Homemade Candies competition judged Monday, August 15, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Michelle Wennerstrum of Ankeny claimed Second Place Overall and a total of $50 in cash awards. Belinda Myers of Osceola earned Third Place Overall and a total of $40 in cash awards.
Entries were judged on flavor, texture, appearance and creativity.
Piper's Homemade Candies - Classic Candies
1) Tammy Dial, Urbandale
2) Natalie Larson, Des Moines
3) Kathy Cornwell, Adel
Piper's Homemade Candies - Caramels
1) Michelle Wennerstrum, Ankeny
2) Stacie Dudden, Reinbeck
3) Pamela Parris, Iowa City
Piper's Homemade Candies - Fudges
1) Belinda Myers, Osceola
2) Nanette Everly, Batavia
3) Jacqueline Riekena, West Des Moines
Piper's Homemade Candies - Creative Candies
1) April Oxendale, Urbandale
2) Heather Derr, Clive
3) Lisa Baumhover, Woodward
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.