The Newark Valley United Church of Christ held their inaugural Chili Dinner and Chili Cook Off fundraiser on Sunday, March 31. There were eight entries from a variety of community members including The Reverend, The Mayor, The Woodsman, and the Nurse and Engineer.
Among the entries were a tasty venison chili, another called Refrigerator Chili, a chocolate Chili Mole, and a super hot and spicy pork based chili. The winners were both of a more traditional type, with J & C Chili, entered by Chris Aingworth and Jessica Edwards, and Ballard’s Best, entered by Mike and Felicia Ballard, both tying for first place.
The church funds raised will help support the annual free Thanksgiving Day Meal that local Newark Valley Churches provide to over 100 community members, as well as to the church “Repair the Roof” fund.