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Berries and Merriment at the Annual Blueberry Bash

The annual Blueberry Bash was Sunday, September 25th in the UCSD small gym. This year the event was hosted by Jolene Longo and was a fundraiser for the UCSD wrestling team. 

There were dozens of delectable blueberry dishes submitted, both savory and sweet, but a few stood out to the twelve judges as blue-ribbon worthy. After an hour of tasting, the judges made their decisions.

Jams, Jellies and Syrups:

  • 1st: Jan Jonas, Blueberry Orange Jam
  • 2nd: Bobbie Lekanoff, Quadberry Jelly-Jam
  • 3rd: Nolan Conway: Blueberry Jam

Chocolates, Candies and Other Confections

  • 1st: Noel Ayers, Blueberry Donuts
  • 2nd: Mandy Gates and Bruce McConnell, Blueberry Lollipops
  • 3rd: Katie Parker, Blueberry Cannoli


  • 1st: Linda Lekanoff, Skibowl Blueberry Whoopie Pies
  • 2nd: Katie Parker, Blueberry Lime Salsa
  • 3rd: Karley Stubbe, Blueberry Lemon Bars
  • 3rd(tie) Resolve Magone Marine, Blueberry Empanadas

Tarts, Pies and Cobblers

  • 1st: Beth Whitaker, Blueberry Pie
  • 2nd: Ruby Warden, Blueberry Pie

Breads, Muffins and Cakes

  • 1st: Linda Lekanoff, Blueberry Madeleines
  • 2nd: Jolene Longo, Blueberry Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • 3rd: Jan Jonas Blueberry Crumble


  • 1st: Rylee Lekanoff, Blue Moon
  • 2nd: Jaycee Morris, Blueberry Bush
  • 3rd: Karie Wilson, Ornament

Youth, 12 and Under

  • 1st: Easton Selle, Bluberry Bomb Cake
  • 2nd: Lilly Parker, Blueberry Ice Cream
  • 3rd: Lizy Reinders, Blueberry Bread

Tie! Katie Parker, Blueberry Salsa and Lilly Parker, Blueberry Ice Cream

Congrats to all winners and check out a video from the event below!

Chrissy worked as the Arts & Culture Director from 2015 until she moved away from the community in 2019. She now works with us as a consultant, producer, and video editor on special projects.