2012 Chili Bowl most successful yet|
Saturday, September 22, 2012
By Wendy Lynn Brion Staff Writer
"It was our best Chili Bowl ever."
Those were the words of Judy Hixon, one of the coordinators of the Clearfield Hospital Hospice Chili Bowl, the annual fundraiser held by hospice to raise funds in order to help the terminally ill and their families.
Hixon said the event brought in more money than the 2011 Chili Bowl. This year's gross total is $29,575.35. The total money raised from the Humanitarian Jars is $6,860.54.
She added that people really enjoyed themselves this year and many families helped by hospice came to show their support. Many past contestants also took part in the chili cook-off, and several new competitors made a splash, with a couple winning awards as well.
Hixon noted that it is a family-oriented event with games for children, music, raffles and much more going on, all to benefit hospice.
The awards are broken down into the following categories: church, restaurant, open division, spirit, decorating, people's choice and humanitarian, for the group raising the most money for hospice.
The following is a list of award winners:
Open Division: Clearfield Colonial Courtyard/Cook: Sandy English/Code Name Chili, fourth place; Judy Harris/Cook: Judy Harris/All American Chili, third place; Curwensville BPW/Cook: Janice Elensky/Barack's Powerful Weapon, second place; Walmart Transportation 6827/Cook: Joe Carley/Joe's Chili, first place.
Church Division: Jubilee Christian Center/Cook: Ron Metz/Sweet-N-Sassy Chili, third place; Clearfield Alliance Church/Cook: Shelia Reed/Whitehouse Chili, second place; Clearfield Alliance Church/Cook: Hiram Westover/Executive Chili, first place.
Restaurant Division: Luigi's Ristorante/Cook: Judy Mellgard/Luigi's Italian Chili, second place; Dutch Pantry/Cooks: Tina LaRock & Danielle Taylor/Hot Mama's Chili, first place.
Clearfield Alliance Church/Cook: Hiram Westover/Executive Chili won People's Choice.
Spirit Awards: Clearfield Colonial Courtyard/Cook: Sandy English/Code Name Chili, third place; second place; Clearfield Chamber of Commerce/Cook: Holly Bloom/Inauguration Chili, second place; first place, J.C. Penney Salon/Cook: Diane McTavish/South West Chicken Chili.
Artistic Awards: Habitat for Humanity/Cook: Mike Butler/Kettle Hill Thrill Chili, third place; Jubilee Christian Center/Cook: Ron Metz/Sweet-N-Sassy Chili, second place; Clearfield Chamber of Commerce/Cook: Holly Bloom/Inauguration Chili, first place.
Humanitarian Awards: Clearfield Sons of Italy/Cooks: Jonathan Buck & Sonny Coudriet/"I Cannot Tell a Lie" it's Chili (Raised $1,071.78), third place; Northwest Savings Bank/Cook: Deb Dunsmore/Deb's Vote For Me Chili (Raised $1,356.09), second place; PennDOT Activities Club Engineering District 2-0/Cook: Michelle Hampton/Constitutional Chili (Raised $1,660.23), first place.
Frank Zimmerman won the 50/50.
Jenn Yastro won the bicycle donated by Jack's Distributing.
The winners of two award-winning beaver meadows photos (Donated by Robert Maurer) were G. Bowser and Bob Campolong.
Theme basket winners: Chillin' and Grillin' donated by OR/PACU/Anesthesia/Central Supply, Robin Lumadue; Hail to the Future Chief donated by Clearfield Hospital Home Health, Louise Turchin; Date Night Italy donated by Clear Care, Donna Rafferty; Presidential Spirits donated by Clearfield Hospital Nursing Administration, Carl Pizzella; It's Travel Time donated by J.C. Penney Salon, Sandra Williams; Lasting Memories donated by Clearfield Hospital Hospice, Amanda Little; Laundry Day Ease donated by Education/QM/Pt. Safety/Infection Control/Employee Health/School of Radiology, Margaret Eshelman; Italian Bistro donated by Philipsburg Clear Med, Bernie McCreadie; Take me out to the Ball Game donated by Clearfield Hospital Lab, Larry Galluzzi; Your Wake Up Call donated by Boyles Insurance, Ruth Shonce; Hail to the Chiefs Cook donated by Dietary/Environmental Services/maintenance, Loretta Hullihen; American Dreams donated by Behavior Health Inpatient & Outpatient, Jenny Giuffre; Hail to the Chief "500 Cash" donated by Clearfield Hospital Nursing Alumni, Karen Warfield; Beach Party donated by Special Olympics, Kayla Figula; Birds of a Feather donated by Gates Hardware, Pat Larson; and Passionate for Peebles donated by Clearfield Peebles, Wanda Rougeux.