From 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, the 12th annual Five-Alarm Chili Cook-off once again fed more than 700 people, raising $6,500 in donations, with proceeds going to benefit Delta County Fire District No. 3, to buy "structural personal protection equipment, for structural fires" according to volunteer firefighter Robin Walker.
This year's event was hosted by the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department to benefit Delta County Fire Protection District No. 3 which includes the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department and the Orchard City Substation.
With 74 entries, the winners of the various categories of chili in the Five-Alarm Chili Cook-Off were:
People's Choice – Ellie Weatherly; 1st place red — Rose Craig; 1st place green — Marcie Peterson; and 1st place hot — Susan Cox.
After the judging, more than 700 chili connoisseurs had an opportunity to experience first hand the spicy bowls of chopped or ground meat cooked with red, and/or green peppers, with or without beans, and a variety of cold drinks and ice cream.
"Travel Carbon Monoxide Alarms," donated by First Alert, along with information regarding prevention of carbon monoxide poisoning were given out to 150 of those who came out to support the Cedaredge Volunteer Fire Department while enjoying a bowl of the best homemade chili to be found anywhere. Cedaredge Fire Chief Kevin Walker expressed the volunteer firefighters gratitude to First Alert for the donated carbon monoxide alarms.
After sampling some of the various chilis, those who were interested were invited to take a close-up look at all of the firefighting gear and equipment.blog comments powered by Disqus