Monday, March 09, 2009

Diet Challenger Wins Donut Eating
 Contest and Quilt Competition
NENANA-- Rebecca Troxel of Nenana was the winner this weekend of the Donut Eating Contest, hosted by the Nenana Ice Classic as part of the Tripod Days celebration.  Rebecca downed a donut and a half in the one-minute time limit, easily out-munching the competition.  The donuts were dry, hard to swallow cake donuts, but Rebecca beat the odds without even a cup of water to aid in the difficult task.  In her victory, she claimed the $3 prize.  And she wanted to mention, "Even though I ate the donuts, I lost .4 pounds this week."
Rebecca was a double champion this weekend, also winning the Quilt Contest.  She took first place this year, a better finish than her second place win last year.  On seeing the quilt she entered for judging, her arch rival (last year's quilt contest winner) said, "If you are going to enter that one, I'm not even going to bother to enter."  Rebecca was estatic at this year's win; she said before the judging, "I'm in it to win it!"  The winning quilt was a hand pieced, hand quilted 1000 Pyramids.  It is not a true charm quilt in that some of the fabrics are repeated, but it does have over 900 different fabrics in the 1100 piece quilt.  The prize was a $25 gift card to Jo-Ann's.
Rebecca also participated in other weekend events including the Hula Hoop Contest, the Tug of War, the Egg Toss, the Gunny Sack Race and the Pop Scramble. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rebecca,
Great job on the quilt--really great. You deserved to win 1st.
Watch out next year. : )

From Your quilting friend that came in 2nd this year.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

You are hysterical. Way to go!!! You are my hero!!

Jenessa said...

a doughnut and weight loss?! sounds like you've had a great week - i'm sure all that exercise in there did away with that doughnut - hula hoop and sack race?! wow!

Vicki said...

So where is a picture of the winning quilt? Love to see it!

Desiree said...

I love this quilt, it is so beautiful! I have always wanted to make a thousand pyramids quilt but never have gotten (up the nerve?) around to it.