Taste of Mower county a success

Published 8:08 am Monday, April 17, 2017

By Jamey Helgeson

The Arc Mower County

The Arc Mower County would like to thank all of those who came out for another successful event as well as all of you that helped make it a success.

The winners of the dessert competitions at the seventh annual Taste of Mower County. Photos provided.

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Holiday Inn Austin Conference Center, Reichel Foods, Cardinal of Minnesota, Worlein Funeral Homes, Bremer Bank, Cedars of Austin, Cedar Valley Services, Elrod, Green and Heimer DDS, Medgaarden’s Southwest Sales.


Alison Witiak, Amanda Schramm, Cedar Valley Services, Holiday Inn, ​Hoot & Ole’s Smittys Tavern, Lansing Corners Supper Club, Raycy Edwin, Suzanne Schmidt, Sweet’s Restaurant, Twisted Barrel Wood Fired Pizza, Wolf’s Den.


Whitnei Abel, Austin Bruins, Austin High School Metal Class, Austin Daily Herald, Austin Eagles Lookout Aerie 703, Austin Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Barley’s Family Restaurant, Bendixen, B&J Bar and Grill, Dawn Butler – Soaps By Dawn, Cinemagic 7 Theaters, Elrod, Green, and Heimer DDS, Andrea Enfield *, Amie Engels, Kathy Finley, Bonnie Fletcher, Tom and Doreen Gilliard, Great Clips, Matt Grobe, Sterling and Kellie Heath, Dawn Helgeson, Amanda Hemry, Hoversten Johnson Beckmann & Hovey, LLP, Annette Huffman, Marilyn Huffman, Huffman Family, Hormel Foods, Japan Panda, Autumn Jurgenson, Mapleview Lounge & Bottle Shop, Jason and Laura Maschka *, M.D. Lingl Photography, Mary Medinnus, Glen and Babs Newman *, Northwood Country Club, Old Mill Restaurant, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Piggy Blue’s Bar-B-Que, Dr. Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic *, Red Oak Grover Lutheran Church Quilters, Dean and Sandy Runde, Runde Graphics, Simplified Technology Solutions, Spam Museum *, Crystal Steinbach *, Justin Steinbach, Steve’s Pizza, Stuttgart Travel, Style Lounge Salon, Super Fresh Produce, Bakery, and Garden Center, Sweet Reads Books and Candy, Tendermaid, The Hardy Geranium, The Yoga Studio of Austin, Daneka Thomas, Kersten Tollefson, Stephanie Tollefson, Torge’s Live Sports Pub & Grill, Total Fitness/Full Force Crossfit, Twice Is Nice, Jerry and Pat Utz, Sarah Wermager, Kallie White, Tom and Tricia Wiechmann *, Elaine Williamson, Paul and Joanne Worlein, Peggy Young.

*This person or business donated more than one item.

Special thanks

Austin Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Axel Gumbel who was the Master of Ceremonies, Al Smith who was the Auctioneer for the Live Auction, The Cedar River Strings for the wonderful music, Apollo Liquors & Superette, Photographer Mark Lingl.

Planning Committee

Dawn Helgeson, Staci Rugg, Crystal Steinbach, Laura Tjomsland, Axel Gumbel, Kathleen Huffman, John Gray, Jamey Helgeson.

Chef Results


First place:  Raycy Edwin – Albert Lea

Second place:  Alison Witiak – Austin

Third place:  Holiday Inn – Austin


First place:  Wolf’s Den – Ostrander

Second place:  Holiday Inn – Austin

Third place:  Lansing Corners Supper Club – Austin