The Eagle Bay Volunteer Hose Co., Inc. would like to thank everyone who participated, attended and supported our 2nd annual Chili Cook-Off and Open House on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Eagle Bay Fire Station.
We especially thank all those participants who cooked up their special, chili concoctions and entered them for judging in our annual Chili Cook-Off event. All together we had eleven entries that were competing for top cash prizes in four chili categories.
We also say thank you to our chili judges, Sandy Booton, Joan Breisch, and Mike Farmer, who had the tough job of tasting all the chili entries and then had the even tougher job of deciding whose chili “reigned supreme.”
Lastly, we want to say thank you to all the volunteers who helped out during our event and to members of the Eagle Bay community and surrounding areas who came to our fire station to taste and enjoy all that delicious chili and then took the time to vote for the People’s Choice award. Your support was truly appreciated.
Our Congratulations to the 2015 Chili Cook-Off winners who won in the following categories: Best Fire Department Entry – Eagle Bay Fire Department; Best Professional Cook Entry – Mountainside Smokehouse and Grill; Best Amateur Cook Entry – Kathy Beauchamp.
Otter Lake Fire Department was the winner of the People’s Choice Award.
In the Amateur Cook Award category, Kathy Beauchamp is on a winning streak with her chili recipe after having now won two years in a row.
The Otter Lake Fire Department members are vowing to come back next year with a vengeance and to compete even harder with another more improved chili recipe in hopes of winning top honors for the best Firehouse chili, getting their department’s name engraved on the esteemed rotating trophy and earning their bragging rights. We certainly welcome them back to our annual challenge.
This was our second annual Chili Cook-Off, but from the reactions and support that we received from the Eagle Bay and surrounding communities it was a great success. The support was truly appreciated!
Jim Zurakowski, Secretary Eagle Bay Fire Dept.