GRAVETTE -- Jesse Beeks, Jane Beeks and Kelley Sharp, of Farmington, calling themselves the Pot Rasslers, were first place overall winners in the sixth annual Gravette Day Dutch oven cook-off and won $150. The team also won first place in the main dish category with its pepperoni-sausage stuffed pizza, second place in the breads category with its garlic cheese rolls and second place in the dessert category with its chocolate cake. Jesse and Jane, a brother and sister team, took first place in the 2017 competition.
Culvercreek Posse, the father-son team of Jon and Jarren Tupper from Joplin, Mo., won second place overall and received $100. They also won first place in the dessert category with their maple bourbon bread pudding, second place in the main dish category with their Guinness Irish stew and third place in breads with their cracked pepper and rosemary French bread.
A Gravette team, All Fired Up, composed of Corey and Donna Taylor; their daughter Madison, 17; and their dog Dax, took third place overall and won $75. They also won first place in breads with their roasted red pepper parmesan bread, third place in the main dish category with their pork tenderloin en croute and third place in desserts with their strawberry cake.
The Pot Stirrers, the team of Margie and Marvin VanNoy; their granddaughter Emersyn VanNoy; and Margie's sister, Marilyn Munger, won first place in the novice division and received $50. The Pot Stirrers, of Gravette, also won the people's choice award and earned another $50 with their silver dollar potatoes, a dish containing potatoes, sweet potatoes, smoked sausage, onions and bell peppers. The people's choice winner was determined by votes from those who participated in the cook-off tasting event.
Steve Low, a blacksmith from Gentry, set up his forge on the museum grounds, gave demonstrations during the day and sold kitchenware and tools he had made. Windy Gregory, of Goshen, set up a booth and sold bars of her Ozark Zen handmade soap.
Drawings were held for several gift baskets donated by area businesses. The museum was open and several visitors toured the Kindley home and annex. Members of the Old Town String Band performed musical numbers during the afternoon.Community on 08/15/2018
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