Dornink’s Jelly a Big Hit at State Fair
I remember how excited I was two years ago when my little plant won a ribbon at the Fillmore County Fair. I splashed the news and pictures all over Facebook and told everyone I know, so proud of that ribbon! Imagine how exciting it would be to win numerous ribbons! Preston resident, Jenny Dornink, did just that. Jenny took her homemade jelly to the Minnesota State Fair and won six, count 'em, SIX ribbons! She brought home two third place, two second place and two first place ribbons. The first place wins were for her strawberry and plum jellies. That's quite a feat when you take into account there were many other entries of the same jelly variety.
I have never attempted making jams or jellies. However, I am a crafter and understand that making anything creative is a labor of love. To have your skill recognized is a wonderful feeling. Jenny must be walking on a cloud and rightfully so. Congratulations, Jenny and good luck at next year's fair!