Coolest Fourth 2013 – Winners

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Baking Contest Winners

The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County’s Coolest Fourth Red, White and Blue Dessert Contest was a rousing success!

The contestants were very creative with their use of the patriotic theme and the judges were treated to a wide array of delectable treats.

Michael Guss (below, left) won the Red, White and Blue category by entering a Blueberry, Cherry layer cake with Cheesecake filling.

Martina Granado won both the Red category with her Cherry Cream Cheese pie and the Blue category with a Blueberry Cream Cheese pie.

Ryan McAnally (below, right) was the winner of the White category with his Lorna Doone Banana Pudding.

After the judging, the desserts were eagerly purchased by the festival patrons helping to raise funds for the Food Pantry which distributes nutritional, supplemental food twice a month to about 200 families and 100 children in Jeff Davis County. If you would like more information, send an email to

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26 Raffle Winners at Coolest 4th Celebration

The Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County is pleased to announce the winners of their annual raffle. Many generous tri-county restaurants and businesses donated prizes which were won by 26 lucky winners.   The proceeds from the raffle benefit the Food Pantry of Jeff Davis County which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization offering nutritional, supplemental food to those in need and lunches for the school children. The Food Pantry relies solely on individual contributions.

Winners were:  Madge Lindsay and Dean Bergmann each won a $100.00 gift certificate from Porter’s Thriftway;   Doug Otoupal – $100.00 gift certificate from Jett’s Grill; Don Paape – $100.00 gift certificate from Stone Village Market;  Mary Fenton and Ann Creel each won 2 pounds of coffee from Big Bend Coffee Roasters;  Maria Roncarati – $25.00 gift certificate from Big Bend  Thrift Store in Alpine;  Nancy O’Brien – $40.00 gift certificate from Blue Mountain Bistro;  Melanie Pace – $20.00 gift certificate from Cow Dog;  Ana Chandler – $25.00 gift certificate from Cueva De Leon Restaurant;  Don Poindexter – $25.00 gift certificate from Davis Mountain Nut Company;  Dawn Lacy – $20.00 gift certificate from Dawn’s Mane Attraction;  Lulu Lopez – $25.00 gift certificate from Déjà vu Resale Shop in Alpine;  Jesusita Granado – $65.00 Antique Linen Apron from Dolce far Niente Texas;  Olga Hamilton – $25.00 gift certificate from Eric’s on Holland in Alpine;  Fred Harmon – Dinner for 2 up to $50.00 at Fort Davis Drug Store;  Frank Detriyhe – $50.00 gift certificate at Judy’s Bread and Breakfast in Alpine;  Jerry Pittman – $20.00 gift certificate at La Casita in Alpine;  Teresa Todd – $25.00 at Los Jalapenos in Alpine;  Carol Truax – $13.00 gift certificate at Lupita’s Place;  Joyce Slaughter – Pink crocheted throw from Maria Grubb of Valentine;  Susie Liddell – Blue crocheted throw from Maria Grubb of Valentine;  Catherine Fleming – Buffet for 2 at Mary Lou’s Restaurant;  Trine Granado – $25.00 at Plaine Coffee in Alpine;  Missy Martin – $25.00 Poco Mexico Café and Mac Sproul – $25.00 gift certificate at Reata in Alpine.