Chili cookoff raises $2,600

Thirteen chili cooks helped raise more than $2,600 for Wings of Mercy at the Smith's Bayou Chili Cookoff on Saturday.
Becky Vargo
Aug 28, 2012

The public event was held on Cecelia Street on the north side of the bayou.

Cecelia Street resident Kathy Kennedy took the People’s Choice award with her “Birthday Girl” white chili. The Ferrysburg city councilwoman also won the White Chili category.

The Judges’ Choice award went to Ivan Perez for his "Cowboy Chili." He also took first place in the Hot and Spicy category.

Gorday Scholten took first place in the Meek and Mild category.

“We selected Wings of Mercy because I had been involved with the organization in the past," said Rebecca Hopp, who organized the event with JoAnn Grotemat. "And, as a local nonprofit (organization), community support is what allows them to continue to assist those in need.”


Bobbi Sabine

Much thanks to this neighborhood for holding this fun event. Great community support for a very worthwhile cause.


Congrats for the success of the event, sweet girls making the chili dish... Nice combination..
Cherry Kitchen Cabinets

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