|The Ultimate S'More Trophy|
Tonight was the Ultimate S’More Cook-Off Party.
Families have been gathering at the Bates night after night, practicing for this moment.
The prize was a gold-wrapped marshmallow stick springing from a silver vessel, a trophy to be desired and sitting on a table for all to see.
Supplies have been purchased at No-Frills and at the Bulk Barn, each time with even more thought and acumen, knowing that this night was about to happen.
|The Challenge Begins|
That was only possible for the first contestants, but soon the younger set of judges were giving 20’s and 100’s and soon thousands for the presentation of the s’mores that were passing their way.
|... 3 intense marshmallow roasters ...|
Their job was to taste each S’More, judging quality of ingredients, quantity of ingredients and quirkiness.
The night wore on as individuals from all age categories were toasting their marshmallows to perfection and then building the s’more of their dreams.
|...judging and eating a s'more at the same time ...|
The ultimate prize went to Gabe for delivering the most influence to the judges. I asked what that was all about.
Someone answered that he kept bringing them drinks of water.
|... judge taking careful data ...|
|Judge #2, Art Treleaven inspecting s'more|
Next year they are stepping down and letting a different set of judges taste that many s’mores.
Enough is enough.
|Laynie takes a bite and prepares to give careful feedback to Michael.|
In the background, Graham wonders how the judges will hold up
to the amount of sugar they are eating.