Open Class Canning fair results


By Lorna Hart - Special to OVP



Canning entries are a staple of county fairs, highlighting skills that were necessary for food preservation before the mechanization of the canning process. Many still find the process enjoyable, and delight in opening jars of carefully preserved produce during the winter months to serve their family and friends.

Canning entries are a staple of county fairs, highlighting skills that were necessary for food preservation before the mechanization of the canning process. Many still find the process enjoyable, and delight in opening jars of carefully preserved produce during the winter months to serve their family and friends.


Lorna Hart | Courtesy

Canning, Department XII: Division 201: Preserves (any size jar): Class 1, Preserves (name variety), 1st Doris Grueser, Racine, OH; 2nd, Opal Dyer, Bidwell, OH.

Division 202: Jams (Any size jar): Class 2, Raspberry, 1st Donna Jenkins; Class 3, Strawberry, Donna Jenkins; Class 4, Blackberry, 1st Doris Grueser.

Division 203: Jellies (Any size jar): Class 7, Blackberry, 1st Donna Jenkins, 2nd Opal Dyer; Class 8, Grape,1st Maxine Dyer, Bidwell, OH, 2nd Opal Dyer.

Division 204: Spreads (Any size jar): Class 10, Apple Butter, 1st Darlene Hayes, Pomeroy, OH.

Division 205: Pickled: Class 12, Dill Pickles, 1st Darlene Hayes, 2nd Ella Bailey, Racine, OH; Class 14, Sweet Pickles, 1st Darlene Hayes; Class 16, 14 Day Pickles, 1st David King, Pomeroy, OH, 3rd Mary D. King Pomeroy, OH; Class 18, Beets, 1st Doris Grueser, 2nd Sandra McKay, Long Bottom, OH, 3rd, Kassandra Lodwick, Pomeroy, OH.

Division 207: Sauces/Catsup: Class 25, Catsup, 1st Bill Grueser, Racine, OH, 2nd Bryant Mohler, Pomeroy, OH; Class 26, Chili Sauce, 1st Doris Grueser; Class 27, Spaghetti Sauce, 1st Teresa Wilson, Racine, OH, 2nd Donna Jenkins; Class 28, Barbecue Sauce, 1st Teresa Wilson; Class 31, Salsa, 1st Donna Jenkins, 2nd Peyton Bailey, Racine, OH, 3rd Teresa Wilson.

Division 208: Juices: Class 32, Tomato Juice, 1st Teresa Wilson, 2nd Ella Bailey, 3rd Rhonda I. Dailey, Racine, OH; Class 35, V-8 Juice, 1st Peyton Bailey, 2nd Bill Grueser.

Division 209: Canned Fruit: Class 36, Applesauce, 1st, Opal Dyer; Class 38, Blackberries, 2nd Doris Grueser; Class 39, Peaches (half, whole or sliced), 2nd Kassandra Lodwick; Class 42, Blueberries, 2nd, Maxine Dyer.

Division 210:Canned Vegetables: Class 43, Beets (whole or sliced), 1st Doris Grueser, 2nd Maxine Dyer, 3rd Opal Dyer; Class 44, Beans, Lima, 2nd Opal Dyer; Class 46, Beans, Snap, 1st Opal Dyer, 2nd Mary D. King, 3rd Doris Grueser; Class 47, Beans, Shell, 1st David King, 2nd Mary King; Class 54, Potatoes, 2nd Bill Grueser, 3rd Opal Dyer; Class 55, Tomatoes, 1st Bill Grueser, 2nd Mary D. King, 3rd Donna Jenkins; Class 58, Hot Pepper Rings, 1st Teresa Wilson, 2nd Bill Grueser, 3rd Kassandra Lodwick.

Canning entries are a staple of county fairs, highlighting skills that were necessary for food preservation before the mechanization of the canning process. Many still find the process enjoyable, and delight in opening jars of carefully preserved produce during the winter months to serve their family and friends.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2021/08/web1_8.27-canning.jpgCanning entries are a staple of county fairs, highlighting skills that were necessary for food preservation before the mechanization of the canning process. Many still find the process enjoyable, and delight in opening jars of carefully preserved produce during the winter months to serve their family and friends. Lorna Hart | Courtesy

By Lorna Hart

Special to OVP

Lorna Hart is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.

Lorna Hart is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing.