By Robert Morales —
Lourdes Martinez won 1st Place in the annual Pecan Contest with her Red Velvet Raspberry Tiramore Trifle. Entries are judged on Appearance/Presentation, Originality/Creativity, Taste/Flavor, Ease of Preparation/Use of Main Ingredient. Second Place went to Elaine Rodriguez for her Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Pie and 3rd Place winner was Jeanne Wimberly for her Pecan Tassies. This yearâ€™s judges included Kyle and Nina Brookshier, Jacob Dorris, and Robert Morales. This year, 26 persons entered the contest, making it difficult for the judges to pick only three desserts.
“Every year, we are happy to promote one of Van Hornâ€™s best events–the day of the Lighted Christmas Parade, the Pecan Dessert Contest and the Show and Sell. It is one of our very favorite days in the entire year!â€ said Beth Nobles, Texas Mountain Trail Executive Director.
“Thanks to all the people who participated in this yearâ€™s event,â€ said Brenda Hinojos, Sr. Events Coordinator for the Convention and Visitorâ€™s Bureau. “We also want to thank Hotel El Capitan for hosting the event.â€ Photo courtesy Beth Nobles