CANFIELD — Alexis Kotheimer had the same old s’extra fare on a picket board: marshmallows, chocolate chunks, whole-grain cookies, cookie samples and a small plaque with a Norman Rockwell-esque saying.
Nevertheless, his smorgasbord of stuffed s’mores contained one other companion merchandise: a blue first-place ribbon.
“My mother and I believed it (the thought) regarded so good, so we determined to attempt it, and it is scrumptious,” mentioned Alexis, 11, from Poland. “I noticed this and was like, ‘That is so cute.'”
Along with the favored dessert that’s typically created over a campfire, Alexis basked within the heat of receiving first place within the 12-and-under junior division of a Strut Your Stuff exhibit and competitors Friday on the 176th Annual Stuff Honest. Canfield.
The exhibit started 26 years in the past, and this yr’s theme was Strut Your Stuff, which required exhibitors to enter creatively ready stuffed meals, defined Penny Much less, a volunteer. Samples included buffalo rooster stuffed peppers, Sicilian rice balls, vegetarian Italian Cubanelle peppers and a big Ukrainian beet leaf roll with stuffed bread with dill sauce for dipping, Much less mentioned.
Entries had been judged totally on their creativity, presentation, style and originality, it added.
For her half, Alexis put collectively her entryway, which additionally included a small dome and light-weight to resemble a fireplace, with slightly steerage from her mom, Kristen Kotheimer, who “helped make it occur,” she mentioned. Even the saying plaque had a couple of touches from Alexis, as she added a drawing of a smiling cookie with stick legs and arms.
“I mentioned, ‘Do you need to do all this work?’ and she or he mentioned, ‘Sure, I’ve the arrogance to do that,’” Alexis’s mom continued.
When she’s not together with creativity as the primary ingredient for making s’extra mixes, Alexis, who can also be a part of Poland-based Lady Scout Troop 80200, might be discovered stuffing different issues, like luggage for charity.
“I am so pleased with her,” Kristen mentioned, including that her daughter just lately donated 48 luggage of things to present to kids whose dad and mom are within the army and have been deployed.
Alexis’ father, Grasp Sgt. Christian Kotheimer, is serving in america Air Drive.
Columbiana’s Ginny Perkins took dwelling a first-place ribbon within the grownup division of Strut Your Stuff, the successful entry for which was egg salad on a carrot-shaped croissant.