Lumby Butter Tart Festival winners announced

Lumby Public Market Society butter tart contest winners Barbara Quibell, Randy McDermid, Charlotte Blanchard, Kitty Hertgers, missing Judy Farago, Tina-Marie Christian. (Photo submitted)

It was no easy decision, but it was one that had to be made.

Judges Kim Hutton, Rick Fairbairn, Judy Phillips and The Morning Star’s own Richard Rolke faced a difficult challenge with so many excellent entries in both the traditional and non-traditional butter tart categories.

This year’s Best Homemade Butter Tart Contest at the Lumby Butter Tart Festival Sept. 9 was again sponsored by Rogers Foods of Armstrong, which supplied gifts for first and second place winners, ribbons for all winners and gift baskets for a draw.

The winners:

Traditional Category:

1st — Randy McDermid

2nd — Charlotte Blanchard

3rd — Barbara Quibell

Non-Traditional Category:

1st — Kitty Hertgers

2nd — Judy Farago

3rd — Tina-Marie Christian