Saturday was our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off!! This year, the students decided to split the proceeds between the local food shelf and a Coldwater trip they will take the beginning of June. As usual, it was a blast! There’s something about people coming together from all over the community to support each other and enjoy friendly competition! Every year, we feel like we’ve connected with new people, and we just see Jesus present in the whole thing. We had 12 teams compete this year, and it always amazes me how different chili can taste. I agreed that both of the winning chilis were delicious, teams from Grand Portage National Monument and the Grand Marais Fire Department, though Pastor Dave’s chili has been one of my favorites every year (my birthday is in a couple of weeks Pastor Dave, just sayin’…)!! Our family was in town for Corban’s birthday (both sides), so they got in on the chili tasting, too.
Uncle Jared trying some chili.
Kyle & Levi handing out mugs & voting cards.
Abbey, Kara, & Maria
Jamie trying to look tough, ’cause, ya know, chili is spicy and stuff…
Chance & Colton selling some t-shirts.