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Counce's cheesecake is fair's one-day winner

March 07, 2002

IMPERIAL — Karol Counce of El Centro won first place Wednesday in the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta's one-day contest featuring favorite cheesecakes.

Counce's "Carmel Sundae Cheesecake" edged out Mona Locher's "German Chocolate Cheesecake," which took second place. Locher is also from El Centro.

Angela Marlow of Holtville won third place with "Caramel Mocha Cheesecake."

The one-day contests are being held each day of the fair, which continues through Sunday. To enter contestants must appear with their entries and recipes at the fair's main gate by the entry deadline each day.

Contest entry deadlines are 6 tonight through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The contests are in the Lifestyles building. Prizes are first place, $50, second place, $25 and third place, $15. Each contestant also will receive free entry to the fair the day of the contest.

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Contests for the remainder of the fair include favorite breakfast dish, 6 tonight; Imperial Valley salad, 6 p.m. Friday; favorite crock pot dish, 6 p.m. Saturday; and favorite bar cookies, 2 p.m. Sunday.

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