10th Heat to Defeat ALS Chili Cook Off



The 10th Annual Heat to Defeat ALS Chili Cook Off took place Sunday, February 16th, at Christy’s Euro Pub in Uptown Greenville.

The cook off raises money for the NC Chapter of the ALS Association.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurological disease of the nervous system.

It destroys the body’s motor skills, which eventually can cause complete loss of function.

The average life span after diagnosis is two to five years, according to a Very Well Health article.

Those who entered their chili arrived at 3pm, with taste testers beginning at 4pm.

Prizes range from $50 to $100 dollars, with four categories.

The winners are listed below:

  • $50, Hottest Chili – Robert McGlynn
  • $50, Best Veggie – Barbara Karnowski
  • $50, Best Soup – Allen Guidry
  • $100, Best Tasting – Tom Jones

Those tasting paid $8, and those competing paid $15.

It’s estimated over 120 people attended the event, and they plan to host it again next year.

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