A slice above
Judy Link of Marengo received top marks for her blackberry pie. Abe Lincoln, as portrayed by Gary Cooney of Huntley, picked this year's grand champion based on appearance, taste and crust composition. Winners, by category, were: Berry – Judy Link; Fruit: Mary Argall, Union (peach); Other: Nora Wagner, Marengo (peach/raspberry). Special thanks to our judges (and past winners) Jean Turner of Huntley and Jim Ratway of Woodstock, as well as Mary Ann Miller of Crystal Lake. Helpers were Pam Althoff of McHenry and Mary Ann Enright.