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Franklin County employees could be found dressed up as secret agents, members of the Robertson Family from Duck Dynasty, scary witches and football fans when competing Wednesday for the title of 2013 Chili Champion at the Franklin County Annex.
As part of the United Way of Franklin County’s campaign kickoff, county employees teamed up and cooked their best pot of chili.
Though this was a fun and friendly competition, it was also for a good cause. Every year, county employees take this time to pledge donations to United Way.
Jeannie Amacher, director of United Way of Franklin County, said she appreciates all the county employees and United Way partners who participated in the event for helping to create awareness and raise funds for the various non-profit organizations that United Way supports.
“Franklin County Government employees put on another great chili cook-off competition for the second year in a row to raise donations for United Way,” Amacher said. “There was an impressive show of talent in creative booth themes and decorations, as well as chili cooking skills.
“It was very heartwarming to see so many people put forth the effort to have friendly competition amongst work peers while coming together for the common cause of helping people in need in our community.”
Employees from Franklin County’s Circuit Court, Court Security, Finance Department, Sheriff’s Office, Maintenance Department and Drug Court did a great job making chili that was describes as being delicious by those who consumed it.
Also present were staff members and volunteers with Haven of Hope, Franklin County Humane Society, Franklin County’s Child Development Center, Imagination Library, Good Samaritan Ministries and Salvation Army, providing information about their organizations and giving away door prizes.
The judges had a hard time selecting this year’s Chili Champion, but after trips to each booth, they selected the Franklin County Maintenance Office team as No. 1.
In announcing the winner, the 2013 Chili Champion team members received applause and were awarded special aprons.
Other awards were given out for Showmanship and People’s Choice, and both went to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office team.
Those who participated in the event look forward to next year with great interest to see which team will win the County Chili Champion title and the different themes that will be used when decorating booths.
Anyone else who’s interested in making an annual contribution to United Way of Franklin County may call 931-962-0103 or visit http://uwfctn.org.