The Bentley Baking, Canning and Preserves bench show again displayed a variety of goods. There were as many as 17 special prizes available thanks to the Bentley Royal Purple, Lorraine Stevenson, Myrtle Paton, Margaret Richards, Alice Bell, and Carol Ostrikoff.
In the young adult (age 13-17) category there were five entries. Elisha Raju won Best Bread, Best Candy, Best Pastry and Most Overall Points for young adults.
There were fifteen junior (age 8-12) entries. Brayden Christensen won Best Bread, Best Candy, Best Cookie and also earned Most Overall Points for a junior. Garrett Christensen won Best of Show for his two-crust pie and also Best Pastry.
In the adult section there were 48 entries. Margaret Richards won Most Adult Points, Best Cookies, Best Cake, and Best Pastry. Inga Schneider won Best Bread and Best Quick Bread. Michelle Ostrikoff won Best in Show for her one-crust pie. Tammy Christensen won Best Preserve. Michelle Ostrikoff was the convener. The judge was Vi Moore from Red Deer County. Other volunteers included Cahill Martin and Megan and Emma Ostrikoff. The Sewing & Stitchery section was resurrected this year. Last year it had been cancelled because of lack of a convener. Michelle Ostrikoff kindly agreed to take it under her wing this year along with running the nearby baking section.
Purple KATZ Quilting from Parkland Beach, a relatively new business, had a beautiful display relating to quilting. They also donated towards each age division Best of Show and gave a gift card for Most Points in each age division. Others who donated towards special prizes included Lake Trail Estates, Traditions Photography, Lazy Dazy Transport, and Gordon Skeels.
There was one junior entry. Erika Howes won junior Best in Show, Best Sewing entry and Most Overall Junior Points. There were no young adult entries. There were 65 adult entries. Iola Bartja from Bentley won Best Quilt and Adult Best in Show. Margaret Richards won Most Overall Adult Points. Michelle Ostrikoff won Best Sewing entry with her child’s clothing and Laurene Hildebrandt won Best Crochet and Best Knitted entry.
The judge was Gail Booth from Rimbey. Volunteers were Alexis Skeels, Trudy Elliot, Lavonne Olenick, and Edna Woltjer.