Saturday, 24 October 2009
The following press release from Northumberland Big Sisters Big Brothers announces the success of the event held in Colborne on October 22.
Tenth annual stew competition harvests donations for the United Way
COLBORNE, October 22, 2009: About 120 hungry people came to the Colborne Legion yesterday to warm up with a wide variety of tasty concoctions from all over the county. Northumberland Big Sisters Big Brothers raised more than $1,100 for the United Way through its 10th annual Harvest Stew Competition: this year’s entries ranged from a Canadian maple stew to pulled pork, Moroccan veal, and a Chinese red stew. With 15 stews donated by individuals and 14 coming from restaurants, local businesses and groups, there was no shortage of choice . . . just the dilemma of how to find room to taste as many as possible!
The judges this year were swift and efficient, picking winners in six categories in just over half an hour. The 2009 panel was comprised of Brighton United Way campaign chair Joyce Cassin; Cecilia Geens; Colborne UW campaign chair Jan Hoselton; Erica Meekes, assistant to Rick Norlock; Cramahe councillor Pat Westrope; and last but not least, Brad Young, Swiss Chalet’s award-winning U.G.L.Y. server and a former Harvest Stew competitor.
Stews were judged in two divisions – individual and commercial – that were further broken down into traditional, international and original categories. A total of 18 “stewers” were awarded first, second and third prize certificates, with first place finishers taking home a coveted Hoselton Sculptures’ ladle. Three individual winners were presented with gift certificates for Leclerc’s Butcher Shop in Cobourg, while those in the commercial division received United Way aprons. (See following page for a full list of winners.)
A repeat winner from last year once again provided a song with her stew: last year it was “Drunken Chicken,” this year she topped it with the “Marrakesh Express,” a memorable Moroccan mixture. “Chicken Little,” “Sweeet Beef” and the ever-popular “Guinness Stew” were also tops among the tasters.
Community support for this event was strong, as ever: area businesses generously donated everything from paper plates to buns and desserts, and lots of county residents made their way to Colborne to enjoy an amazing $7 lunch! And it’s great to know that over the decade NBSBB has been hosting its Harvest Stew, it has raised more than $12,000 for Northumberland
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