Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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June 13, 2013

Tomato Fest contest winners announced

JACKSONVILLE — Got Talent Contest

1st- Kim Ivans

2nd- Stke-it-Rich Cloggers

3rd- Jennifer Mayberry

Tomato Peeling Contest

Allison Taylor

Tomato Eating

Celebrity- Jake Mienk- Jacksonville Daily Progress

Kid’s- Windom Hamilton

Truck Pull Challenge

1st- Marc Sterling

2nd- Anthony Moye

3rd- Dan Foreman

Salsa Contest

Pico de Gallo Category- Kelly Bruce- 1st

Medium Category- Elsa Agular- 1st, Chris Hussey Murphy- 2nd

Hot- Zulema Rodriguez-1st, Mandy Renfro- 2nd

Sweet- Maria Rojas- 1st, Kelly Bruce- 2nd

Honorable Mention Youth- Rider Kutach

Tomato Throwdown

Professional: LeeAnn Jackson with ETMC of Jacksonville- Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Salad

Non-Professional: Judith Walker of Jacksonville- Tomato Vegetable Pie

Best Home Grown Contest


Biggest- Jonathan Guinn

Best Plate of 3- Jonathan Guinn


Biggest- Dane Whitinger

Best Place of 3

1st- Kim & Sally Wallace

2nd- Katie Whitinger

Best Plate of 3 Heirloom

1st- Kim & Sally Wallace

2nd- Abigail Whitinger

Best Plate of 3 Youth

Simon Whitinger

People’s Choice- Kim & Sally Wallace

Most Unusual- Lois Hutson

Motorcycle Show

Rat- Jonathan Dodd

Bobber- Larry Brown

Eric Dodd- Custom

Bagger- Rustin Fovler

Sport- Debra Parrish

Chopper- Arthur Gregory

Trike- Kathy Overstreet

Cruiser- Gary Britten

Car Show

Custom Trucks- Martin Klement

Street Rods- Harvey & Gloria Hoffman

Custom Cars- Tammie & Phil McCasland

All Original- Robert Allen

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