Date: Saturday, May, 3th 2014 Place: Murphys Hotel, Murphys
Event: Soroptimist International of Calaveras County’s
4th Annual Chili Cook Off
A large crowd gathered in the lawn area of the Murphys Hotel on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.
It was a beautiful day – Cinco de Mayo weekend with lots of visitors in town. A perfect day for sampling ample quantities of chili made by the 8 entrants at this annual event. A blue tent, to provide shade & make chili tasting more pleasant, had been erected.
Co-chairs, Karen Strand and Carol Jones-Giannini (and others) had collected many, many items for the raffle baskets. Cost of tasting was only $5 for as much as you could consume!
Chili cooking teams included: “Westernoff’s Wild West Chili” – Billie and Paul Westernoff; “Red Hot Chili Mamas” – Joanne Jeffords and Debbie Peterson; “Uncle Bob’s Hot Chili” – Robert Locke; “The Witness Protection Team” – Stephanie Nelson & Dawn Neith; “Tex Mex Trio” – Linda & Rudy Vallejo and Stephanie Woolverton; “Carmen’s Cafe” – Ralph and Art from Mark Twain Medical Center; “We’re on Fire” Chamber of Commerce” – Mindy Miller Boyette; Murphys Hotel – Brian Goss, Joel Lacitignoia & Kevin Clerico. Thank you cookers!
The profitability of this fun event would not be possible without the loyal support of our sponsors: Save Mart & Mark Twain Medical Center. Merchandise for the raffle baskets were donated by: Calaveras Wine Alliance, Calaveras Lumber, SNAC, Needles in Motion, Trophy Works and ever loyal & supportive, Murphy’s Hotel. Thank you to each & every one of you!