The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Announces 2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners
Twenty restaurants and community organizations prepared their best chili for the cook-off. There was a diverse mix of recipes and presentations. One thing each booth had in common was its ability to foster good conversation and an enjoyable atmosphere contributing to the overall success of the day.
A panel of judges and nearly 500 participants who cast ballots determined the final winners in multiple categories. Professional restaurant contestants and community contestants were split into two separate groups with winners announced in each.
The 2017 winners are:
Presidents Award Winner: Jalapenos (Restaurant)
Presidents Award Runner-Up: The 5 Spot (Restaurant)
Judges Award Winner: Troy's (Restaurant)
Judges Award Runner-Up: Village Bar & Grille (Restaurant)
Hottest: La Nopalera (Restaurant)
People's Choice Winner: Bow Tie Barbecue (Restaurant)
People's Choice Runner-Up: Troy's (Restaurant)
A raffle of a new 2018 well-equipped Club Car golf cart was also held. Dennis Heath was the lucky winner.
The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway offered special thanks to Bobby Gillham, fundraising chair for the Kiwanis Club and this year's cook-off organizer, and to the eight young men and women from Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart who helped each booth stay tidy and stocked with supplies throughout the entire event.
After all expenses, net proceeds from the 2017 cook-off topped $17,000 to support agencies and programs that help at-risk kids in Savannah.
ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY
Kiwanis Club of Skidaway is a service organization comprised of 125 men and women in the Savannah area. Since 1988, the club has raised and distributed over $1.4 million and invested over 300,000 service hours toward their mission of supporting children in our region.
For more information on the club, visit https://kiwanisofskidaway.com
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