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Zaleski wins Homemaker of the Year award at annual county fair

 

August 18, 2018

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Marlene Zaleski, right, of Bessemer, receives a plaque honoring her as Homemaker of the Year at the Gogebic County Fair last weekend from Bonnie Maki. This was Zaleski's first win in the competition that dates back 40 years.

IRONWOOD - Marlene Zaleski of Bessemer was named the Homemaker of the Year at the Gogebic County Fair last weekend.

Zaleski entered 98 exhibits in baking, canning, flowers, sewing, knitting, garden vegetables, photography and antiques, according to Bonnie Maki, coordinator of the annual award.

Of those exhibits, Zaleski earned 61 first and second ribbons, and she received a grand championship ribbon for her canned beets.

"They were just beautiful," said Maki.

Zaleski said she was thrilled with the honor. "It was a goal in retirement. I'd been working on it all year."

Zaleski retired from a...



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