8/19/17 – Past Fairest’s of the Fair were the big winners at the Dodge County Fair’s 22nd Annual Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Contest last night. 2014 Fairest Carrie Warmka beat rival Fairests from 2011, 2015, 2016 and this year’s Fairest Alicia Burnett along with 2017 Dodge County Fire Queen Maggie Condon of Burnett. Warmka took home the Sweetest of the Fair trophy with a time of one-minute-two-second (1:02). 2010 Fairest Danielle Clark took home the Fastest of the Fair trophy after edging out a close second place Elwood Lee of Elwood and the Eccentrics. Clark had a time of 55-seconds. Clark and Warmka also had the fastest times of all seven cream puff rounds, even beating the sheriff who took home the Excellence in Pastry Consumption trophy with a time of one-minute-eight-seconds (1:08). Sheriff Dale Schmidt withstood a challenge from Republican legislators Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Born, John Jagler and Keith Ripp along with Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg who unsuccessfully challenged the judge’s decision following a close second place finish. In the round dedicated to the WBEV-WXRO Children’s Radiothon, the finish was so close judges had to review the video before awarding the (hashtag) #itsforthekids trophy to Big Brother Nick Lenzendorf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dodge County, over objections from Joann Lehman of Green Valley Enterprises. WXRO Morning Show host Thomas Rehfledt downed a cream puff in one-minute-four-seconds to take the trophy from Beaver Dam’s new mayor, the Dodge County Emergency Management Director, and folks from the Beaverland Mustskis and Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre. Brand new this year was a round dedicated to 4-H leaders in Dodge County. Heather Rynearson of the Watertown Badgers 4-H bested fellow 4-H-ers from the A-OK 4-H in Iron Ridge, the River Oaks 4-H in Clyman and Lowell and the UW Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Director. And last but certainly not least, the Thank You For Serving Our County Trophy went to Darvin Seibert of the Nation of Patriots who narrowly got past Andrew Johnson of the Gold Star Memorial Trail and also the trail’s Laura Johnson, Jim Bublitz of Badger Honor Flight, David Noe of the Maine Corps League and Dodge County Veterans Service Officer Andy Miller.