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Peabody woman wins Topsfield Fair cookie contest


A loyal attendee at the Topsfield Fair for the past several years, resident Sharon Raimo of Intervale Avenue had always wanted to enter the fair’s cookie contest. “I’ve always fancied seeing my cookies on there,” she said.

Therefore, after watching one of her friends enter this year, Raimo decided it was time to give it a shot with her Italian cookies, the recipe for which was given to her many years ago by her mother-in-law. “I tweaked it a bit,” said Raimo.

As the votes were tallied, Raimo quickly learned that she had won $10 and a blue ribbon denoting a first-place finish. “It was hysterical, I’m and English woman making Italian cookies in an American competition,” she said. “It was stunning really; I just did it for a laugh, I never expected to win.”

Although she has been making Italian cookies for the past 16 years, Raimo said she has had a passion for baking since she was a child. “I’m the one who does all the cooking, it’s supply and demand,” she said.

By Christopher Roberson

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