Prime Timers Chili Cookoff 2024

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Prime Timers Bring on the Heat with Chili Cookoff 2024!

 

 

Decked out in fun fiesta decor, the Great Hall was the scene of last Saturday's Prime Timers Chili Cookoff where the taste buds of the Our Saviour judges were tempted with home-made chili recipes.  

The quality of entrants made it difficult for the three-judge panel of Josh Pressel and father-son duo Rob and Aiden Iseman. Extra tastes (and then a little more) of chili were provided to ensure that the judges had all the information they needed to agree upon a winner.

Veteran chili taster, Fr. George, admitted he was skeptical at how good the chilis would be (Oh, George!) but he was surprised by the fact that they were all really good. With an accolade like that, who would be the winner?

Despite feeling that her chili was a little too hot at judging time, contestant Brynn Taylor managed to take the first place prize and was awarded a chef's hat and gift certificate to Chili's restaurant (of course!). Apparently, Floridians like their heat!

Rounding out the contestants was an Honorable Mention to John Crockford, and medals awarded to 3rd runner up Erna Hassell-Dykes, 2nd runner up Ginny Anthony, and 1st runner up Audrey Dolman.

Congratulations to all the chefs and a special thank you to our magnificent judges!

So what's next for the Prime Timers? Continuing the food theme, the next gathering will be St. Patrick's Day weekend where corned beef and cabbage will be on the menu. Be on the lookout for details!

Self-identifying prime timers are welcome to join or learn more about the fellowship ministry by contacting ministries@oursaviourjax.org.

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