Dutch oven contest pits best cooks

  • Above, Donnie Peters, representing Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op in Sulphur Springs, sets out fresh coals for his entries in Saturday’s annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off. Peters took home third place for his competitive efforts.
    Above, Donnie Peters, representing Northeast Texas Farmers Co-op in Sulphur Springs, sets out fresh coals for his entries in Saturday’s annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off. Peters took home third place for his competitive efforts.
  • Proud of her accomplishment even before the announcement that she would be taking home the Best Meat category in the annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Laney Willhite, 11, was a first-time competitor at the event held at Heritage Park Saturday. Staff photos by Jillian Smith
    Proud of her accomplishment even before the announcement that she would be taking home the Best Meat category in the annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off, Laney Willhite, 11, was a first-time competitor at the event held at Heritage Park Saturday. Staff photos by Jillian Smith
The annual John Chester Dutch Oven Cook-off was held in conjunction with Indian Summer Days Saturday at Heritage Park in Sulphur Springs. Prizes were awarded for first through third places and for best meat, vegetable, bread, dessert and Best in Pot. First place went to Margie For of Oklahoma, second place to Benji Brown and third place to Donnie Peters. Each received a plaque and a tote of…

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