Entries are needed in home-craft competition

The Granges of Island County are looking for residents ready to enter their home crafts in the granges’ annual competition.

The competition is open to everyone, and crafters do not have to belong to a grange to compete.

The general categories are needlework, quilts, sewing, candy, baking and canning. Those who win in each class, with at least a blue ribbon, are eligible to have their items compete at the state level in June against other winning entries from the other counties in Washington.

Entries will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road, or by special arrangement with the contest coordinators.

Judging will take place starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30. Entries will be open to view at 2 p.m. Saturday. For details, call event coordinators Tarey Kay at 341-2008 or Judy Prochaska at 222-3110.

Needlework contest categories are Group 1: Crochet, Knit, Tat; Group 2: Knit;  Group 3: Embroidery and Stitchery; Group 4: Other; Group 5: Any needlework using a g latch hook for ages 19 and younger.

Quilts contest categories are Group 1: Quilts Beyond Traditional Design; Group 2: Traditional Designs.

Sewing contest categories are Group 1: Adult Garment; Group 2: Specialty; Group 3: Junior and Teens.

The baking contest is Group 1: Bread; Group 2: Cakes and Cookies; Group 3: Juniors.

The canning contest includes Fruits, Vegetables, Soft Spreads and Meat.

Entries are also needed for the candy and cooked candies contest.

For details about the rules, groups and classes of the above contests, go to the “Washington State Grange, Program Handbook,” pages 19-22. This handbook is available online at

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