Sunday, October 18, 2015

Three-peat a Chili Cook-Off Feat!

Three-peat! Lynn Lloyd won first place for the third year with his chili, followed by Bruce Hardie and Jeanette Benson in the annual Chili Cook-off at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, Mesquite, Texas. There were only 5 chilis this year, a possible casualty of the busy Fall travel season for many St. Stephen UMC families.

HOWEVER, there were 9 desserts in competition. Newlywed Jessica Fulenwider took the prize for her cake balls. We also enjoyed several cakes, chocolate chip cookies, cobbler, pie and a sumptuous strawberry trifle.

There were also several participants in the craft bazaar, with quilted items, plants, crocheted items, and handmade prayer beads and earrings. Fe and Leo Tipay made the most sales with their luscious banana bread.

Most of all, we raised more than $1,200 to help fund St. Stephen's "fair-share" contributions to ministries beyond the local church. It was a wonderful community effort with everyone pitching in to help. If you missed out, then you really missed a fun time!

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