Today my little NDSU team participated in the Chili Cook-Off sponsored by the Sheltering Churches Project. We had an all female team and the three students who joined me – Tamara Nelson, Cari Oye, and Katie Schulz – did an incredible job! Tamara brought a huge crock pot of her secret family recipe chili and by the time the event was over not a drop was left. Our team did not win the award for best chili, but given all the time, energy, love, and commitment that was poured into all the crock pots of chili at the event – I’d say we were all winners. But truly, the ultimate winners are those who have and will in the future benefit from the good work these churches have been doing in the FM area to help provide temporary overflow sheltering to the homeless during this winter. To learn more about this important effort by the FM Sheltering Churches Project go here.
It was a very good day – with a group of fabulous folks and lots of yummy chili. When it was all said and done, the event generated $700 in cash and $300 in donations to help further the project’s efforts.
Here are some photos from the day.
Lee and Lena Hugget receiving the People’s Choice Award for best chili
Day one thousand three hundred and forty-one of the new forty – obla di obla da