The baking prowess of area youth were recently on display at the Iowa State Fair.
Jenny Petersen of Knoxville came away with four 1st place ribbons for chocolate crackle cookies, chocolate fudge – plain, M & M Cookies, and oatmeal cookies with raisin and/or other fruit. Pleasantville’s Truman Kruse took the 1st place ribbon for snickerdoodle cookies while Pella’s MacKenzie Becker was the winner of the Fruit Dessert category. The competition was open to youth ages 12 to 17. Entries were judged on taste, texture, appearance and creativity.