Over $4,000 raised at the 2016 'Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff
by Daniel Community Center
March 24, 2016
Congratulations to winners in the 34th Aniel Daniel Chili Cookoff. This year there were 18 chili entries, 5 green and 13 red. Judges were Paul Jensen, Sherrill Hudson, Kate Dahl and Lwyn Dahl (with Gordyís help, too).
Green chili winners:
First Place - Lorelei and Amy
Second Place - Tate Johnson
Third Place - Aurora Looney
Red chili winners:
First Place - Bettina Sparrowe
Second Place - Jeff Goltz
Third Place - Shannon McCormick
The Best Overall chili winner was Bettina Soarriwe.
Each winner received an embroidered apron made by Nan from The Talking T-Shirt in Daniel and a portion of the chili entry proceeds.
The silent auction was very successful and fun and we want to thank the following businesses & individuals for their contributions:
Delta & Mac McCormick
A to Z Hardware
Sublette County Chamber of Commerce
Pinedale Aquatic Center
The Cowboy Shop
Great Outdoor Shop
Wind River Yoga
Pinedale Arts & Crafts Supplies
Twenty homemade desserts were donated for the live auction that included cinnamon rolls, cherry pie, ginger cheesecake, carrot cake and a Robert E. Lee cake. Jay Fear did a great job keeping everyone motivated and spending for a good cause. Barbara Bain won honors for making the cake that raised the most money and was the best decorated.
Several cases of beer were donated by the Green River Bar. Special thanks go to Office Outlet, Pinedale Online and First Bank for advertising support. Thanks to all community members who helped by making salads and cornbread and coming to enjoy the food and fellowship. Many others contributed their time and energy in organizing, setting up and cleaning the schoolhouse afterwards. It takes a community to hold such an event, so if we have missed thanking anyone we apologize and will make up for it next year! All proceeds will be used to conduct the Daniel Community Centerís 2016 upcoming events (Motherís Day Tea, Yard Sale, Old Timersí Picnic, and Christmas Celebration), pay insurance on the renovated 1920 schoolhouse and enable the community to use the building for your events.