Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fifth Annual "Hotter Than Thou" Chili Cook-off

Come on out this Sunday, March 8, at 12:30 p.m. for the 5th Annual "Hotter Than Thou" Chili Cook-off, sponsored by Bridges to Housing Stability.  Eighteen churches in Howard County will be competing for the cherished "Golden Ladle" by trying to earn as many "tips" ($$) from donations for having the best chili. In addition, there will be celebrity judging by:

  • Richard Ackman, Maitre'd, King's Contrivance Restaurant
  • Allan Kittleman, Howard County Executive
  • Ryan Wiest, Chef and Caterer, Clarksville
Additionally, there will be a silent auction for seven great baskets, each with a different theme:

  • Pet Basket
  • Garden Theme Basket
  • Mexican Theme Basket
  • Italian Basket
  • Horse Themed
  • Fitness Together
  • Roasting Pan Basket

I am honored to represent my church, Grace Community, at the Cook-off.  I won the Qualifier by winning the First Annual Men Alive! Chili Cook-off at Grace, which was extremely competitive with a dozen great chilis, and catapulted me into the "Hotter Than Thou..."  I promise to bring the heat.  Come on out and support a wonderful cause, sample some fantastic chili, and bring Grace Community Church the championship!

Here is the list of churches participating in the event this year (* - denotes first year competing):

1.    Abiding Savior Lutheran Church*
2.    Bet Aviv
3.    Bet Chaverim*
4.    Bethany Church*
5.    Catonsville Presbyterian
6.    Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church*
7.    Church of the Resurrection
8.    Columbia Jewish Congregation
9.    First Presbyterian Church of Howard County
10.  Glen Mar United Methodist Church
11.  Grace Community Church*
12.  Grace Episcopal Church*
13.  Lisbon United Methodist Church
14.  Mt. Zion United Methodist church
15.  New Hope Lutheran Church*
16.  St. Andrews Episcopal Church
17.  St. John’s United Methodist Presbyterian Church
18.  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia

Many thanks to my pal Rick Garner for helping me pull together my Grace support team.  If you attend Grace, please come out for the party.  It's much appreciated!

See you Sunday!
And a BIG thank you to all of the sponsors...

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