A great thank you to everyone who came to the Sixth Annual Chili Competition yesterday. There were 13 chili entrants and each chili was very different. From beef to vegetarian, from mild to smoking hot, the Challenge brought out the best in all of the cooks. The crowd was large and took their voting responsibilities seriously. Once again, The New Suncook School Art Class designed the aprons for the top vote recipients. Here are the winners with the table numbers in parenthesis: JUDGES' CHOICE First Place -- Caracciola Family (#7) Second Place -- Mary Heroux (#8) Third Place Tie -- The Wicked Good Store (#1) and Sherri Pratt/Peter Paulette (#10)
PEOPLES' CHOICE First Place -- Adam & Paul Armington (#2) Second Place -- The Wicked Good Store (#1) Third Place -- Chris and Stacey Mills (#3)
BEST TABLE DECOR -- Mary Heroux
JUNIOR DIVISION WINNERS -- Molly Ockett 7th Grade Class
With more than $1,200 raised yesterday, it was a record day for the Chili Challenge! Every penny collected goes directly to the Lovell Friends Helping Friends Emergency Fuel Fund. Special thanks to Fire Chief Tommie McKenzie for the use of the Center Lovell Fire House which is the perfect venue; all of the cooks who took the time to perfect their recipe and to enter the competition; the Lovell bakers who generously donated goodies to the very successful bake sale, the Old Saco Inn and Rosie's Lovell Village Store for donating auction prizes and to the many people who came for some good chow and a fun afternoon.
If you were unable to attend yesterday's Chili Challenge but would like to donate, please send a check to: FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS Town Of Lovell PO Box 236 Center Lovell, ME 0416