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Lunch was served at the annual North Dakota Winter Show Tasting Bee on Wednesday at the National Guard Armory on Winter Show Road.
With everything costing only a quarter, the line for change stretched out the door shortly after the two-hour event opened at 11 a.m.
â€śWe had 50 rolls of quarters; we have one roll left but a lot of people bring their own,â€ť said Marge Bessette of the NDWS Womenâ€™s Division, which puts the Tasting Bee together.
While hundreds turned out for the popular event, Bessette said it is still not the largest affair the division handles.
â€śTheyâ€™re all so different,â€ť she said. â€śYesterday was the Hoedown, which was huge. But then we have the ladies luncheon, the antiques and the craft show. Each one has their own individual flavor,â€ť she said.
Many of the booths where extravagantly decorated, with the Litchville Clovers 4-H Club taking first place for the best decorated booth, an award judged by the Womenâ€™s Division. The Clovers had donned Mexican costumes to serve their Southwest Pasta Salad, and interesting blend of penne pasta, onions, peppers, black olives, cheese and crushed corn chips with other ingredients.