Awards presented for NIC's United Way Chili Cook-Off

North Idaho College wrapped up its 14th annual United Way Chili Cook-Off Nov. 3 as a fundraiser for United Way of Kootenai County.
A total of 10 teams participated in the chili cook-off dressing, decorating and creating chili concoctions to the theme “Superheroes and Heroines.”
More than 200 people attended the event, which was judged by NIC retirees Tim Rarick and Walt Carlson and United Way Executive Director Caryl Johnston.
NIC employees are still donating pledges to the fundraising drive, so final numbers have not been tabulated on the amount raised during this year’s fundraiser. That announcement will be made later this month.
Winners of the 14th annual NIC United Way Chili Cook-Off were:
Judges’ Choice
1st place:          “El Chili de Luchadores” as portrayed by Dean Bennett and Alex Harris of Student Activities
2nd place:        (three-way tie) “James Bond” as portrayed by the NIC Workforce Training Center, “Teachers... Today’s True Heroes” as portrayed by the NIC Children’s Center and “Super Clean Heroes” as portrayed by NIC Vice President for Instruction Barbara Hanson and Vice President for Student Services Eric Murray
3rd place:         (tie) “Los Heroes Latinos” as portrayed by the Latino Club and “The Invigilators” as portrayed by the NIC Testing Center
People’s Choice
“El Chili de Luchadores” as portrayed by Dean Bennett and Alex Harris of Student Activities
North Idaho College Student Activities Director Dean Bennett and Student Activities Coordinator Alex Harris pose as “El Chili de Luchadores” during the 14th annual NIC United Way Chili Cook-Off. The team won first place for the Judge’s Choice Award as well as the People’s Choice Award.

For More Information
Event organizers: Assistant Vice President for Planning and Assessment Kathy Christie, (208) 769-3404, or Executive Assistant Lucy Hein, (208) 769-3403

Posted: Friday, Nov. 3, 2006

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