“Cheese Wagon Chili” from the DeKalb County School System Department of Transportation took top honors for both “Best Chili” and for “Best Decorated Booth” during Friday’s 14th annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale.
This crowd pleasing event held on the Town Square was another great success with $5,300 raised for Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, according to the Chili Cook-off Committee. The weather couldn’t have been better and approximately 400 folks came out to enjoy the day.
In just their second year participating, “Cheese Wagon Chili” from the DeKalb County Department of Transportation took Top Chili Honors, with “Liberty and Chili For All” from Liberty State Bank coming in second place. Third place chili honors went to “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County Officials.
The Best Decorated Booth Award also went to “Cheese Wagon Chili” from the DeKalb County Department of Transportation, with “Team MTNG – Cooking with Gas” from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas coming in second place and “The Bean Counters” from Janney and Associates, CPA’s placing third.
The Golden Spoon Award went to newcomer team “Bobby Ray Detachment 1377” from the Marine Corps League, who raised $143.00 for Habitat in cash donations at their booth.
Rounding out the eleven participating teams were “Volunteers for Justice” from the DeKalb County Bar Association, “Hot Momma’s” from Federal Mogul Motorparts, “Burning Down the House” from Smithville Storage, “Evins Mill Chef’s Chili” from The Inn at Evins Mill, and “Hot Checks Chili” from Wilson Bank and Trust.
Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County thanks each of these teams for their enthusiasm and support of the event; all those who donated the delicious baked goods; city and county officials and Smithville Electric for facilitating the event space; and all the fine folks of the community who came out to support Habitat and this great community event.
Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, please call 215-8181 or find them on Facebook @HFHDeKalb TN.