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Event Held to Raise Money for Foothills Food Hub

In the spirit of Christmas, emerging group McDowell Young Professionals held their first public service event, a Chili Cook-off benefiting Foothills Food Hub, on December 21st, at Mica Town Brewing. The fundraising goal of $500 was exceeded, with a total of $583, through a combination of cook-off entry fees and private donations.
Winners from each category were: 

Best Overall - Duncan Gant

Best Traditional - Misty Cox

Best Restaurant - Aaron Matthews

Best non-traditional - John Jaan

Best Cornbread - Duncan Gant

During this event, delicious aromas of smoked meats, beans, exotic spices and good beer filled the festive and cozy second floor of Mica Town Brewing. In addition to an array of hearty chilis and cornbread, guests enjoyed special releases, Chili Lime Lager and Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout from Mica Town. MYP members in attendance were Misty Cox, Casey Young, Teela Coward, Kayce Cheatham, Emily Causey and Jason Snyder. Steve Bush attended, representing the McDowell Chamber of Commerce, in support of MYP.  

 “We are thrilled to have held a joyous community gathering, with a delicious free meal, good company, great beer, and we exceeded our monetary goal! We consider that a success and look forward to making this an annual affair.” said Kayce Cheatham, Service Committee Adviser for MYP.

This event was made possible with competition prizes and supplies, locally donated by:

Flavors on Main

McDowell Local

Artesana Ice Cream

Fat Boys Burritos

Simply Sweet & Happy Bakery

Burrito Bros

Bruce’s Fabulous Foods

Spillway Bridge & Co

Crabby Abbey’s

Refinery 13 Taproom

Blue Ridge Outdoors & Survival

Man Cave Gun Store

Mica Town Brewing

To learn more about McDowell Young Professionals, contact Misty Cox (Chair), or Kayce Cheatham (service committee adviser) 828-507-6061.

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