It’s official. Forsyth’s Kelly Crumbley makes the best banana pudding not only in the state but in the nation. She won first place at the National Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville, Tenn. on Oct. 1.

The young wife, mother of two and Monroe County school bus driver won the state title for her version of the classic dessert at the Banana Pudding Festival in Irwinton, Ga. on April 30. She entered that contest with the encouragement of her husband, Josh, because her mother lives near Irwinton and she anticipated a pleasant family weekend, not because she expected to beat out 11 competitors.