Hotdish Revolution in the Holland neighborhood

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The Eighth annual Hotdish Revolution, hosted by the Holland Neighborhood Improvement Association, was April 22 at the Edison High School gym. For those not from Minnesota, a hotdish to you would be called a casserole.

About 200 attended and by 6:30 p.m. had eaten all of the 46 Hotdishes and eight Jello entries. Additional food of bread, salads and deserts was donated by area merchants. There were six categories of hotdishes: Spicy, Tater Tot, Fins and Feathers, Vegetarian, Darn Good (everything that doesn’t fit elsewhere), and I Made It, for kids under 15, and a non hotdish category of Jello Creations.

The competition was judged by 21 judges. The winners were: Becky Hoffmann (Spicy), Allison Abbott (Tater tot and Vegetarian), Sara Mann (Fins and Feathers), Jen Pinson (Darn Good), Rose Moore (I Made It), and Joanne Peters (Jello Creations). The peoples choice award, voted by the people attending the event, went to Becky Hoffmann. Music entertainment was provided by strolling accordionist Dan Turpening.

Above, HNIA President Ginny Sutton gives People’s Choice award to Becky Hoffmann; Below, Dan Turpening checks out the dishes

Guests line up for hotdish

More guests, more food