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Holy Name K of C Chili Cook Off raises funds for Camp Vincent

Holy Name Knights of Columbus Council Deputy Grand Knight, Peter Youngson, and Squire member, Connor, Sunderland prepare to add a dish to the chili cook off taste-test table.

by Sylene Argent

On Friday, the Knights of Columbus Council of Holy Name of Jesus Church added a little heat to the damp fall weather experienced here in Essex Centre recently, as its members hosted a Chili Cook Off in the parish hall.

  Around ten dishes were submitted into the event, including a chili the Squires club at the church made after researching recipes.

  Holy Name Council Deputy Grand Knight Peter Youngson noted the event organizers were prepared to recognize three of the dishes submitted into the friendly competition, including the best over all chili, the people’s choice, and the best heat flavour, and the winners of each category were able to brag about their accomplishment.

  Members of the Knights of Columbus Council, parishioners at the church, and members of the community, were welcome to enjoy the savoury dishes entered into the Chili Cook Off, or submit their own creation.

  Youngson is hoping it will become a fall tradition in town. The Knights of Columbus have hosted similar events in the past, but, to date, it has been hosted every few years.

  Funds raised through Friday evening’s Chili Cook Off will be forwarded to Camp Vincent in Bothwell to help cover the cost of repairs. A fire burned down the counsellor cabin in the spring, Youngson said. He added that parishioners of Holy Name have attended the camp in the past.

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