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September 8, 2013

Canning show to be held in October

ORANGE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, in conjunction with Orange County Livestock Association Show, will be hosting the Canning show at the Mauriceville Community Center this fall. We are encouraging entries in the Youth Canning and Food Preservation Division from participants under age 18, but still enrolled in school.

To win, entries must follow the same guidelines as adult entries. We encourage families to cook and can together as a family project. No entry fees and participants are limited to one entry per division.

Entries will be received between 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Mauriceville Community Center. Judging will begin at 10:15 a.m.

Entry divisions and quantity to bring include: Canned Low Acid Vegetables, one pint or one quart; Canned Fruits & Tomatoes, one pint or one quart; Sweet spreads, one pint or one quart; Pickles and Relishes, one pint or one quart; and Meats, one pint or one quart.

For a complete listing of rules and entry, contact the Orange Extension Office at 409-882-7010.

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