From Post staff reports
LEBANON -- Winners were crowned at Saturdays Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship and Fleishmanns Yeast Bake for the Cure Contest at the Wilson County Fair with June Thomas of Lebanon and Tara McGuire of Lebanon taking home first place, respectively.
Thomas baked a Lemon Delight Pie to take home the blue ribbon and a $200 cash prize. She has been competing for 15 years in the Fair baking contest. In her baking career she has earned four grand championships from various competitions.
Recipes were judged for taste, appearance, creativity, ease of preparation and general appeal. Pamela Hemontolor of Lebanon won second place with a Buttermilk Pie and Jane Shaffer of Lebanon won third for her Pantry Fruit Pie.
Also, in the Bake for the Cure Contest, McGuire took home the blue ribbon and $150 cash prize for her Maple Iced Cinnamon Rolls. She entered the contest with her son and daughter.
McGuires recipe will be submitted for national judging and has a chance to be one of three grand prize winners, up for a possible $1,000 prize.
Second place was awarded to Melanie Gnewikow of Mt. Juliet for a Rosemary Olive Oil Loaf and third was awarded to Lois Walters of Old Hickory for Aunt Lois Cinnamon Rolls.
Katie Jenkins of Mt. Juliet won first place in the Fleishmanns Yeast Whole Grain Bread competition with Tomato Basil Pizza and Robert Braun of Mt. Juliet won second place with Honey Wheat.