(72nd Annual Carrot Festival)…..It is underway in Holtville.

The annual Cooking contests began Tuesday. In the Adult Appetizer category the winner was Becky Miller with her Carrot Crab Bites. 2nd place went to Mayor David Bradshaw with Copper Pennies. 3rd place was awarded to Marlene Bernson with Spicy Carrot Balls. In the Adult Main Course Category, first place went to Maxine Bonneau with Golden Chicken Pot Pie. 2nd place was awarded to Mari Lyn Pemberton with Chili Roasted Carrot Tacos. 3rd place went to Becky Miller with Carrot Pork Casserole. And in the Adult Dessert category, 1st place was awarded to Maxinne Bonneau with Special Occasion Carrot Cake. 2nd place went to Becky Miller with Carrot Cake Pie. And third place went to Marlene Bernson with Carrot Cream Cheese Pie. The top 2 go into the Sweepstakes on Thursday. The contests continue tonight. The Carnival rides open on Thursday.