LEWISTON — The Lewiston Root Cellar held its second annual Chili Cook-off on July 25. The contest is the inner city charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

The cook-off featured many types of chili, ranging from seafood to vegetarian. The judging categories were on taste, originality,
plating, heat and texture.

The winners of the team category and overall winners of the event were
Jeremy Brown and Marc Michaud for their Grande Smoky
Roasted Chili Con Carne in corn bread bowls. The winner of the individual category and runner-up in the
contest was Chris Pope, a native Texan. Pope made a traditional

Members of Lewiston’s business community, government,
charitable organizations, clergy and neighborhood residents gathered for music, entertainment and chili.

The Root Cellar is looking to expand the event for 2010 and will soon accept registrations for the cook-off. Anyone who would like to
receive more information on the Root Cellar or on entering
the cook-off should  call 782-3659 or visit www.therootcellar.org. The Lewiston
Root Cellar also has a cause page on Facebook.

The Lewiston Root Cellar is a Maine-based nonprofit agency with a goal to address the physical and spiritual needs of inner city youth and their families. It offers programs, outreaches and events that encourage local businesses, organizations and residents to foster a greater sense of community and social responsibility.

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