Chili-Cookoff 2014

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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!






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