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BPC Chili Winners
Monday, 25 October 2010

October 25--  Brewton-Parker College’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off Saturday, Oct. 23 was a grand success, reports lead organizer Jackie Smith, wife of BPC President Dr. David R. Smith.


Youth For Christ, led by Chris Horne of Glenwood, took home the overall prize at the Chili Cook-off, the People’s Choice Award. This is the second year this group has won this award.  Horne challenged everyone – with a big smile and lots of laughs from the crowd – to come out again next year to take it from him.

            Winners in the following judged categories are: Best Tasting – 1st Elements Bistro and Grill, 2nd Community Hospice, 3rd Mount Vernon Fire Department; Hottest – 1st Youth For Christ, 2nd Browning Mulch Company, 3rd Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church; Most Unique – 1st Elements Bistro and Grill, 2nd Mount Vernon Bank, 3rd Mount Vernon Fire Department.

The BPC Women’s Fellowship thanks Fred Stokes, former NFL player for the Washington Redskins and proprieter of Fred Stokes Foods, John Koon of Vidalia Communications, Chef Michael Norton of Poppy’s on the Water, and Ashley Marsteller, junior class Student Government Association Senator, for serving this year as the Cook-off’s Celebrity Judges.

The Fellowship thanks the following teams for participating in this year’s Cook-off: BPC Admissions, Youth for Christ, Community Hospice, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church (James A. Chatman), Elements Bistro & Grill in Lyons, Mickey’s IGA Food Store in Mount Vernon, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at BPC, Mount Vernon Bank, Bella’s Boutique & Hitchin’ Post of Mount Vernon, Browning Mulch Company and Mount Vernon Fire Department.

            Several companies have sponsored the cook-off, and they include: Harveys of Vidalia, Brown-eyed Susan’s of Mount Vernon and Creative Hairstyles of Mount Vernon.

The Fellowship also thanks the City of Uvalda for loaning their Train, the Mount Vernon Fire Department for showing off their Fire Truck for the kids, the Daniell Baptist Association for providing their Moonwalk and snow cone and popcorn machines.

The History Club and the Montgomery County Historic Village Committee saw a large number of people at the Historic Village who participated in crafts and games, and even had the chance to milk a goat thanks to Rod Elkins, a descendant of the Cooper/Conner families.

 Lowe’s of Vidalia provided a kiddie craft booth and the BPC Cheerleaders provided face painting and nail art. The Human Services Club served up snow cones, popcorn and coffee, and the Student Government Association sold drinks.

Entertainment was provided by Montgomery County Elementary School Eaglet Twirlers, Diamond Doll Dancers, BPC Baptist Collegiate Ministry Praise Band, Hallelujah Angels, and the First Baptist Church of Lyons Praise Band.

            Proceeds help fund the purchase of a new electronic sign for the campus. More photos can be found at www.facebook.com/brewtonparker.
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