MACHIAS, Maine — The winners have been announced for the 2010 Wild Blueberry Festival cooking contest, held during the festivities on Aug. 21.
The annual contest drew entries from 37 adults and 12 children. Participants came from 15 different Maine communities and four states.
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Plaisted of Jonesboro blew away the competition, winning the best-overall award for his blueberry dessert crepes. Rebecca Trundy of Addison took top honors for best two-crust pie. Andy Koch of Milford was named best boy cook and Rebecca Whitney best girl cook.
Adult Division winners:
Appetizer, first place-Suzanne Plaisted, Jonesboro.
Breads: first place,Terri Miner, Machiasport; second place, Lynne Bodman Storms, Phoenix, Ariz.; third place, Susan Dewolf Burns, Machias and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Bars and Squares: first place, Marcia Bernhardt, Machias; second place, Suzanne Plaisted, Jonesboro.
Candy: first place, Snow Frye, Walpole, N.H.; second place, Snow Frye.
Cookies: first place, Suzanne Plaisted, Jonesboro.
Entrees: first place,Vanessa Koch, Milford.
Sauces: first place, Terri Miner, Machiasport; second place, Heidi Black, Northfield; third place, William Albee, Machias.
Salad: first place, Barb Koch, Machias.
Pancakes and Waffles: first place, Christi Holmes, Machias.
Muffins: first place, Linda Albee, Machias; second place, Barbara Crosdale, Southport, N.C.; third place, Tim Pioli, Jonesboro; honorable mention, William Albee, Machias.
Two-Crust Pie: first place, Rebecca Trundy, Addison; second place, Ashley Curtis, Day Block Township; third place, Kevin Dunn, East Machias.
Single-Crust Pie: first place, Heidi Black, Northfield; second place, Karina Richardson, East Machias; third place, Nancy Lebo, Marshfield; honorable mention,Cissy Leonard, Machias, and Nancy Lebo, Marshfield.
Coffee Cakes: first place, Marianne Thibodeau, Marshfield; second place, Rebecca Trundy, Addison; third place, Kristin Robinson, Brewer.
Dessert Cakes: first place, Barbara Clarke, Brewer; second place, William Albee, Machias; third place, Linda Albee, Machias; honorable mention, Karyn Marmiani, Machiasport.
Desserts and Puddings: first place, Karyn Marmiani, Machiasport; second place, Sandi Malagara, Whiting; third place, Kate Burns, Machias.
Children’s Division winners:
Cookies: first place, Andy Koch, Milford.
Bars and Squares: first place, Jordyn Pottle, Brewer.
Muffins: first place, Taylor Bridges, Machiasport.
Appetizer: first place, Sam Koch, Milford.
Dessert Cakes: first place, Gabriel Taylor, Machias; second place, Rebecca Whitney, Jonesboro; third place, Olivia Powers, Hope.
Desserts and Puddings: first place, Matthew Plaisted, Jonesboro.
Entrees: first place, Chris Plaisted, Jonesboro; second place, Elyssa Eldridge, Cutler.
Two-Crust Pie: first place, Erik Snowdeal IV, Machias; second place, Andie Dennison, Machias.
Judges were M.J. Zirolli, Marie Emerson and Christine Day. Other volunteers who assisted Billie Ingalls, chairwoman, were Ruth Beal, Shirley Edmondson, Rebecca Whitney and Deb Eckart.