For the past 32 years, the Poteet Strawberry Festival has held a food show featuring strawberry themed and other recipes. This year was no different.
In all, 172 entries were judged in the Taste of Texas Food Show, up from last year’s contest.
Winning Berry Best in Show was Hunter Rankin with his Fruit Pizza. Bids totaled $2,875. Buyers were H-E-B, Ads For Less, Best 1 Hummingbird Feeders, Cattleman’s Vet Supply, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, Poteet Lions Club, Silver Eagle Distributors, WalMart, Sacred Land Ranch Real Estate and Vicki Marshall.
Winning Best in Show was Kendal Crouch with her Upside-Down Turtle Cheesecake. She received $3,050 from H-E-B, Bartek Construction, Best 1 Hummingbird Feeders, Cattleman’s Vet Supply, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, Jonathan Fluitt, Larry and Janet Bartek, Michele Higginbotham and Ed McClure, Edward Jones; Poteet Lions Club, Poteet Rotary Club, Poteet VFW Post 6970, Pure Party Ice, Silver Eagle Distributors, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Crouch, WalMart, Pumpco and R&C Construction.
It’s not a food show auction until Tommy Crouch takes the microphone and works the crowd getting as much as he can for the participants. His emcee talents plus the help of his ringmen, Bryan Crouch, Mike Harrison and Clint Rodriguez keep the action going.
Chairperson Ruth Ann Schultze and the whole crew who help to organize, display, judge and keep the records and bids in order all volunteer each year to make the event a success.
Bidders and buyers spent $48,920 for 2016. They are, in alphabetical order, 16-Discovery Custom Homes, Ads for Less, Arlitt Ranch, Atascosa Ag, Bartek Construction, Larry & Janet Bartek, Will Bates, Best 1 Hummingbird Feeders, Joyce Benton, Bruce C Eichman Photography, Cattleman’s Vet Supply, Chris Jenschke Enterprises, Bryan Crouch, Tommy Crouch, Custom Construction, Cyber Body Guards, Edward Jones- Michelle Higginbotham & Ed McClure, Jonathan Fluitt, Roxy Goss, H-E-B, Brad Holdcroft, Hurley Funeral Home, Kathryn Ann Kurz, Latka Cattle Co, LLC, Mangum Cattle Co., Vicki Marshall, Marissa Martinez, Masonic Lodge #1074, Beth & JW McDaniel, Laurie Miller, Newman, Pleasanton Express, Poteet Lions Club, Poteet Rotary Club, Poteet VFW Post 6970, Pumpco, Pure Party Ice, R&C Construction, Sacred Land Ranch Real Estate, Silver Eagle Distributors- Bud Light, Southern Smiles, Tank Hollow Fisheries, Val’s Cabinet Creations, Wagner Family Genetics, Wal-Mart and Yours & Mine Gift Shop.