More than 150 people attended the World Series of Chili cook-off sponsored by the East Toledo Senior Activities Center Oct. 17.
There were 18 chili entries, with Jackie Rode taking the top prize in both the “Celebrity Judging” and “People’s Choice” categories. Tony Mumford, represented by his wife Kim, earned second-place honors and Fred Roberts came in at third place
Celebrity judges included Pegg Doerr, Deb McLaren, Jeff Partin, Gary Reddish and Dave Toth.
Among the raffle winners were Vicki Schramm, who won a package that included a one-night stay at Maumee Bay Resort. Musical entertainment was provided by Steve Perlaky DJ Services.
Sponsors for the event included Hoeflinger-Bolander Funeral Home, Partin Brothers Seamless Gutters, Orchard Villa, Aetna/Steve Harrison, Local Union 8, Mark and Deb McLaren, Bob and Jean Clark, Carol Barallioux and Gordon Food Service.
Pie contest winners
The winners in Elmore’s fourth annual Pie-Baking Contest, held in conjunction with the recent Tombstone Derby, included:
Nut pies: first place - Connie Starnes, Oak Harbor, chocolate pecan pie; second place - Lucille Wilbur, Elmore, pecan pie; third place - Renee Thomas, Elmore, Greek walnut pie; and Sandy Crawfoot, Gibsonburg, caramel pecan pie.
Pumpkin pies: first place - Sandy Crawfoot, Gibsonburg, eggnog pumpkin pie; second place - Brandy Mikolayczuk, Toledo, creamy pumpkin pie; third place - Renee Thomas, Elmore, streusel-top pumpkin pie.
Fruit pies: first place - Susan Mulligan, Elmore, four fruit tart; second place - Julie Bowman, Woodville, Dutch apple pie; third place - Lucille Wilburn, Elmore, traditional apple pie.
Children’s categories: Pumpkin: first place - John Yerg, Gibsonburg; second place - Raina Yerg, Gibsonburg.
Fruit pies: first place - Rylie Jo Cutchall, Elmore, cherry pie.
There were no entries in the “nut pies” category.
Judges included Chef Goober from BJ's Hideaway Steakhouse and Keith Johnson, a culinary student from Owens Community College, along with Clay Cutchall, Jim Sass, Rick Stuhmer and Ernie Scarand. The National Honor Society Volunteers from Woodmore High School also assisted with the competition.
Contest draws creative costumes
The Genoa Area Kiwanis have announced the winners in their annual Halloween Costume Contest. They included (in first-, second- and third-place order, where applicable):
Preschool age 1 & 2
Huggable: Ryan Routson, Logan Routson, Ben Routson;
Prettiest: Lyla Edens, Ella Recker, Ava Gozdowski;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Kelly Harsanje, Gavin Goodman, Texas Turner;
Creative Original: Brayden Finch, Jackson Baltzell, Aiden Johnson;
Preschool age 3 & 4:
Huggable: Ty Harsange, Seidona Chesson, Tyler Stahl;
Prettiest: Courtney Chapinski, Rachel Beard, Paige Lewis;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Rachel Stuller, Dan Stuller, Alayna Cole;
Creative Original: Colin Gladden, Marcus Gladden, Riley Chesson;
Huggable: Sydney MacDonald, Brittney Diekman, Tyler Stahl;
Prettiest: Sydney Burmeister, Mallory Nelson, Hudeigh Bruch;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Tylee Turner, Gina Goodman, London Stuller;
Creative Original: Caleb Recker, Mathew Louy, Jacob Stahl;
Ugliest: Abagail Hines, Kaiden Williams;
Prettiest: Emma Cole, Palton Duchene;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Isaac Hoffer, Fisher Bertok;
Creative Original: Jordan Turner, Autumn Jeffers;
Ugliest: Samantha Edwards, Darcie Goodman;
Prettiest: Kennedy Brossia, Lydia White;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV:Jasmine Sofavi, Scotie Oatley;
Creative Original: Grant Goodman; Alyssa Mullins;
Ugliest: Nathan Lewis, Jaclyn Wojohowski;
Prettiest: Mattie Roecker, Jordan Iffland;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Kelly McNamara, Jacob Hart;
Creative Original: Bailey Ryan, Alexandra Hoffer;
Ugliest: Caleb Williams, Garret Mapes;
Prettiest: Brooke Bryant, Shyane Peacemaker;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Lilli Czop, MaKenna Auler;
Creative Original: Leshia McNamara, Gary Goodman;
Fifth and sixth grades:
Ugliest: Adam and Billy Shanteau, Justin McCormick;
Prettiest: Jenna Goodman, MaKenzie Mazey;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Emma Chalfin, Marcy Campbell;
Creative Original: Linsay Koepler, Nick Traver;
Genoa Area High School Band:
Ugliest: Heidi Matthews, Derek Miller;
Prettiest: Ellie Swisher, Jessica Williams;
Storybook/Nursery Rhyme/TV: Chance Champion, Brittany Williams;
Creative Original: Nikii Habel, J.J. Mominee.
“Top Ladies” conference
The Toledo Chapter of the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., will hold their 35th Leadership Conference of Area V Nov. 12-15 at the Holiday Inn French Quarters in Perrysburg.
Approximately 125 Top Ladies and 30 Lords, who are husbands/significant others of these Ladies are expected to attend. Additionally, about 100 youths, the organization’s Top Teens of America, will simultaneously conduct their Conference.
Top Ladies of Distinction is a national organization that consists of six areas throughout the U.S.A. Area V has chapters in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia. The organization’s primary goals are to enhance quality of life, especially for senior citizens; to improve the status of women; provide meaningful activities for youths through Top Teens of America.
For more information, call J. Harris at 419-754-1524.
30-year reunion planned
Northwood High School class of 1979 will host a 30-year reunion Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. till the last dance at Bar Louie’s in Levis Commons in Perrysburg.
Cost is $15 per person. Info: James Grigson at 419-356-6285 or Julie Miller at 419-341-3492.