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14th Annual Butler County Heritage Cook-off: Candies

It is once again the time of year when the Butler County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosts its annual cook-off.

This is the 14th Annual Heritage Cook-off for Butler County. Dixie Black, BCFFWLC Chair is calling all cooks, male or female, 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. The main requirement is that the contestant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation Association (ALFA).

Through the years, the group has had categories such as cakes, cookies, pies, sweet breads, bacon appetizers and cheese balls to name only a few. The category for this year’s cook-off is: Candies. This category was decided upon by the State Women’s Committee. 

The cook-off will be held at noon on Saturday, July 11, in the Multipurpose Room at Walnut Street Church of Christ in Greenville. If you are interested in this contest, but are not a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation, you are welcome to join. Just go by the ALFA Office located at 480 Greenville Bypass and speak with one of the Customer Service Representatives. Annual dues are $ 30 and open the door to a variety of discounts and savings.

A panel of judges will have the difficult task of naming the Top 3 entries. Entries are to be prepared at home and brought to the cook-off, ready to be judged. Names are not to be on the entry. Your ALFA membership number must be listed on your entry form.

Search your recipes for your favorite recipe and enter. Top 3 winners will receive monetary prizes and the first-place winner will go on to the State Cook-off to be held in September at the ALFA Office in Montgomery.

Entries will be judged on flavor, attractiveness, simplicity of recipe, appearance and, of course, taste. Following the “blind” judging, the participants and those attending will have an opportunity to sample all of the entries.

Entry forms and rules can be picked up at the ALFA office at 480 Greenville Bypass. For more information contact Charlene Powell at (334) 376-9980.