Local residents honored at WCC Waubonsee Community College Lions' chili cook-off
Local residents won honors at a Nov. 13 benefit chili cook-off by Waubonsee Community College Lions Club.
Top chili chefs in balloting by attendees were Maryedith Butler, Aurora, crowd pleaser category (traditional); Marques Clark, Aurora, Bring on the Heat category (spicy); Gale Holiday-Baxter, DeKalb, What's In That? category (unusual ingredients); and Clark and Dawn Harvey, North Aurora. tied for most popular recipe.
Winners received a stuffed Lion and wooden cooking spoons.
The event raised $300 for a Lions Foundation scholarship. Additionally, educational materials about diabetes prevention and management were provided.
With about 25 members, WCC Lions Club was formed by students and employees in 2016. Co-sponsors were Geneva Lions Club, Elburn Lions Club and Aurora Noon Lions Club. For more on the club, visit e-clubhouse.org/sites/wcclc/
Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 207 countries and geographical areas around the globe.
Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.