(MITCHELL) - Jacqui Milliern, Youth Services Librarian in Mitchell, came up with the idea to have an edible book contest after noticing its success at other libraries throughout the country.
The contest was free. There were no size requirements, and creativity was left up to participants.
The only rule was that the entry had to be based on a book and be 100 percent edible.
The winners were:
Elijah Warfel, a 9-year-old who submitted a cake, cut out to look like a sword representing the book, "The Lightning Thief," won first place in the family category.
Candace Storms, a student in Angie Timan's FACS class at the North Lawrence Career Center, submitted a giraffe creation based on the poem "Jim Giraffe" from "A Collection of Jungle Tales." She won first in the unassisted teen category.
20 -year-old Sara Schwabe Schwabe took first in the adult category and in the People's Choice category for her fondant- and candy-laced recipe modeled after the fantasy novel, "The Hobbit," by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Each winner received a gift certificate to Michael's for their efforts, courtesy of the Friends of the Library volunteer group.
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