The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

August 31, 2013

Sweet taste of winning at the Indiana State Fair

Darlene White has shown exhibits at the Indiana State Fair for 26 years including the years she participated in the style show.

"As far as exhibiting foods and such, this would be my 10th year," said White. "I usually have entries in jellies, jams, cookies, candy, breads and some antiques."

This year she decided to enter a project new to her, the President's Container of Candy. "I always sign up for 35 entries at the State Fair and most of the time I get them all entered, but not always," White said.

The President's Container of Candy entry judged participants on both the taste and the presentation of their entry. Presentation counted as 35 percent of the total score with the taste of the confections counted as 65 percent of the total score. The container was required to fit the theme of the fair as well.

"When I found this particular popcorn box, I decided I would enter the President's Candy Container entry which required two pounds of assorted homemade candies," said White. "This year the theme for the State Fair was "The Year of Popcorn" and I was sure this particular box could be a winner as far as the container design. So I bought several of the boxes just in case!"

White's box, a red and white striped container containing a popcorn box filled with caramel corn and two glasses filled with vanilla caramels, peanut brittle, pralines, divinity and pretzel turtles, took first prize.

"When I got the phone call about winning first place on the candy container I was very excited. I knew I needed a duplicate to present to the president of the state fair board," White said.

On Aug. 4, White was able to present her treat-filled box to State Fair board member Steve Simmerman of Battleground during an event in the Home and Family Arts Building. Since White won the project this year, she will not be eligible to enter the President's Candy Container next year.

White also entered the Chairman's Cookie Container where she was awarded second place. The cookie container required entrants to make three dozen homemade cookies.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Washington school transportation funding takes another hit The wheels on the buses are still going round and round for the Washington Community Schools, but the funding to keep them rolling all through the town is dwindling. The loss of tax revenue has caused the school board to look into funds other than th

    April 18, 2014

  • citytowergraphic.jpg High but not dry

    The city of Washington is constructing a 600,000-gallon water tower east of the city. Here's some information supplied by the city on the new tower.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT041814 - CoatsMug - NBS GOP set for Lincoln-Reagan Day celebration U.S. Sen. Dan Coats will be the featured speaker at the annual Daviess County Republican Lincoln-Reagan dinner. The dinner is set for April 22 at the Padaco event center. "Senator Coats is always a big draw at Lincoln Day dinners across the state and

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Highway of dreams approaching final phase For decades community leaders in southwestern Indiana dreamed of an interstate highway that would connect Indianapolis and Evansville. Now, that project is one contract from becoming a reality. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indian

    April 18, 2014

  • Andrews to hold book signing on Saturday Southern Indiana author Sandy (Morris) Andrews will be signing books and meeting fans of historical fiction books at A Touch of Heaven Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Andrews, from Cynthiana, a small town just northwest of Evansvill

    April 18, 2014

  • Friday's Area Briefs Clarification In the April 16 story "Daviess County hires help for human resource issues" that the Times Herald reported, the human resources contract was one of several agreements made this week by the commissioners. The commissioners also signed tw

    April 18, 2014

  • Sports Briefs Hatchets fall to Jasper JASPER -- The Washington softball team lost 13-0 to Jasper Wednesday evening. The Hatchets get no rest with road games against Southridge Thursday night and Loogootee Friday night. Washington coach Bret Graber has cautioned hi

    April 18, 2014

  • 4H Extension services celebrate 100 years Extension services celebrate 100 years By Lindsay Owens Times Herald

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - WT041714 - LocalGraduationRates - NBS Local schools improve on graduation rates Every Daviess County high school improved on graduation rates for 2013, according to data from the state Department of Education released Wednesday. In fact, all the schools were over 90 percent of its students graduating. The state average for 2013

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Murphy FF pic SAVING lives While speaking at a national conference to fire trainers, Governor Mike Pence congratulated Washington firefighters and their role in Indiana's dedication to fire training. About nine years ago, the two firefighters, along with other members of their

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Facebook
Clicker Ticker
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide