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Chili Cookoff raises nearly $1,000 for United Way

Comanche County raised nearly $1,000 today at its annual chili cook-off fundraiser for United Way. The event capped off a series of smaller fundraisers in which County employees were able to raise a total of about $1,300 for this year’s United Way campaign.

The chili cook-off featured 15 pots of chili, ranging from mild, to medium and even a few “HOT” batches. Jim Davidson, maintenance director, was selected as this year’s champion with an interesting blend of Cajun ingredients. County Clerk Earlene Shriver came in a close second, and Lynn Bentley, purchasing department, rounded out the top 3 entries.

Another fundraiser selected this year was a “pie in the face” contest between elected officials. Susan Ulrich, district 3 commissioner, came out on the short end of the contest, but due to illness was unable to attend and receive the “pie in the face”. Ulrich appointed her safety coordinator, Debbie McDonald, as the recipient of the gesture for charity.