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Decker, Perks earn top honors in first Nescatunga Sugar Show

 

April Decker's first place entry in the Aspiring category. It's titled "A Work in Progress."

April Decker and Katie Sue Perks, both of Alva, won the top awards at the first Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show Saturday, June 4, inside the eXtreme building in downtown Alva.

Top photo: BancCentral Best of Show honors in the first Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show went to Aspiring Sugar Artist contestant April Decker of Alva. She won first place on both her cake and cupcake entries in the aspiring divisions. From left: Judges Kim Baugh, Anne Haight, Alyssa Wilson and April Decker. Bottom photo: Katie Sue Perks was voted as the Holder Drug People's Choice winner. Entered in the professional division, her edible and non-edible sugar art cake entries placed first. From left: Katie Sue Perks and judges Kim Baugh, Anne Haight and Alyssa Willson.

Decker won the BancCentral Best of Show honors and $100, and Perks was voted as the $100 Holder Drug People's Choice winner.

Decker also won first place honors in both the aspiring cakes and aspiring cupcakes divisions.

Perks, entered in the professional division, won first place in both the edible cake division and non-edible sugar art division.

In the cupcake division, placing first in professional was Kasey Chaffin of Alva.

In the cookie division, placing first in professional was Heather Allen of Hazelton, Kansas, with Savannah Smith of Waynoka placing first in the aspiring division.

Student winners saw Amanda Metcalf of Enid placing first in cupcakes, and Elisabeth Ridgway of Alva placing first in edible cakes.

Also entered in this first contest was Jennifer Jones of Alva.

Serving as judges this year were Kim Baugh, Anne Haight and Alyssa Willson.

April Ridgway, Nescatunga secretary, is the chair for this new event. She said the feedback from the contestants was great, and everyone is looking forward to next year's competition.

To learn more about the contest, contact Ridgway at 580-917-0101 or [email protected] A photo gallery from the contest is available at http://www.nescatunga.org/sugar-show.

 

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