Eagles Lodge raises $1,720 for charities, scholarships

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ABOVE: Ron and Rickie Coleman, left, of Shell Knob, stand in line to try more chili Saturday at the Eagles Lodge 4155 in Shell Knob. Lacy Alonzo, right, of Kansas City, was one of nine people who entered the third annual cook-off, and she brought her 4-month-old daughter, Harper. Rickie Coleman said she and her husband, Ron, have been going to chili cook-offs for at least 20 years, and Saturday's event was their third cook-off this year. "These people know how to make chili," she said. "This is the first time we finished our samples." BELOW: Kim Reed, left, of Shell Knob, serves chili to Phil Horine, an outside guard with Eagles Lodge 4155 in Shell Knob, on Saturday. Nine people entered the Third Annual Chili Cook-off at the Eagles Lodge, which raised a little more than $655 for charities and scholarships, said Bill Richardson, the cook-off chairman. The Eagles Lodge Auxiliary bake sale raised $1,065. Julie Bath, of Shell Knob, placed first in the cook-off, and she won $150. Reed placed second, and she won $50. Marsha Rountree, of Shell Knob and the secretary of the Auxiliary, placed third, and she won $25. Jason Johnston reporter@cassville-democrat.com

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