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JC Chili Cook-Off March 9 at Tiffany’s
The 27th annual Frankenmuth Jaycees Chili Cook-Off competition is set for Sunday, March 9, at Tiffany’s Food & Spirits, 656 South Main Street, Frankenmuth.
The event is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The field is limited to the first 30 entrants. A panel of local and celebrity judges will determine prizes for first, second and third places and People’s Choice.
The cost is $10 per chili and each contestant must bring at least one gallon of chili. Persons should contact Tanya Wazny-Quackenbush at 248-798-0427 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Cormier at 989-245-8869 or at email@example.com. The Jaycees also have a Facebook page entitled “The Frankenmuth Jaycees Annual Cook-Off” for more information.
Entries will be judged on aroma, appearance, taste, texture, originality and use of ingredients. The entrants may also choose what they believe the heat of their chili will be: Mild, Medium, Spicy or Hot Hot! Chili cooks should have their fare at Tiffany’s by noon on March 9, preferably in a crock pot or on some device to keep the chili hot. Judging will begin at 12:30pm.
Following the formal judging, patrons may sample any or all of the chilies by purchasing a $5 MDA Shamrock.
Alzheimer Dementia group will meet March 10 at Library
The Frankenmuth Area Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group will meet Monday, March 10, 10:30-11:30am at the Wickson District Library, 359 S. Franklin St, Frankenmuth. Discussion pertaining to care giving challenges will be shared by care partners. This group is open to the public.
For additional information, contact Pat Arvilla (989-798-0046), facilitator.
Covenant Outpatient Diabetes Support will meet March 11
The Frankenmuth Diabetes Education Support Group, sponsored by Covenant HealthCare Outpatient Department, will meet Tuesday, March 11, at 6:30-7:30 pm in the lower level conference room of the Covenant building in Frankenmuth.
The topic will be "Heart Disease and Disease," presented by Deb Best, RN of Covenant Cardiovascular Services.
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through May and are open to all diabetics and their families or friends. The group offer participants a chance to meet others coping with type 1 and type 2 diabetes for support and discussions. There is no fee and no pre-registration is required.
Please contact the Covenant Diabetes Department at 583-7687 or Carol at 652-2592 with any questions or for more information.
Michigan Chamber president/CEO to speak at Morning Mingle on March 13
The Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Morning Mingle Series will continue next Thursday, March 13, at Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth.
The Frankenmuth Chamber will welcome Richard K. Studley, the president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Studley will speak on the latest from Lansing and give a legislative update on key economic issues.
The doors will open at 7:15am and the program and breakfast will take place 7:45-8:45am. Tickets are $12 per person; $15 the day of the event.
RSVPs are needed by March 10 by calling 652-6106 or at Frankenmuth.org/member-signup. The Birch Run Premium Outlets are sponsoring the Mingle.
FHS track teams to conduct fundraiser at DaVinci’s March 17
The Frankenmuth varsity boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will be holding a Spaghetti Dinner & Basement Sale Fundraiser on Monday, March 17, from 5-8pm.
This year, in addition to the meal, the coaches have added a silent auction, which will be held in the lower level of DaVinci’s Italian Restaurant, 524 N. Main Street, Frankenmuth.
FHS Coach Mike Snyder expects about 70 items to be on the auction block, including some former track and cross country uniforms.
There will also be another new twist, entitled “sponsor a hurdle.” For $100, a person could have his or her name or business affixed to the back side of a new hurdle. FHS is looking to replace 40 old wooden hurdles.
The meal will include all-you-care-to-eat spaghetti, salad, dinner rolls and beverage. The cost is $10 per person, with $5, plus all tips, benefiting the Eagle and Lady Eagle track and field programs. The track athletes will be the servers.
CEC to conduct its German Clothing Sale at Bavarian Inn Lodge April 27
The Frankenmuth Civic Events Council (CEC), the governing body of the Frankenmuth Bavarian Festival, will conduct its annual German Clothing Sale on Sunday, April 27, in the Altmuel Room of the Bavarian Inn Lodge.
Frankenmuth-area persons are encourage to bring their used German clothing items to the Lodge between 11am and 1pm that day, with the sale to take place 1-4pm.
German items include dirndls, aprons, flower rings, hats, pins, lederhosen, calf warmers, shoes, socks and anything else with a Deutsch connection.
The seller receives 90 percent of the asking price, with 10-percent benefiting the CEC. Persons without items to sell are encouraged to stop and shop. Fitting rooms will be available. It is the CEC’s goal to have the community attend the annual Bavarian Festival, June 12-15 in Heritage Park, decked out in German attire.
For more information, contact Sale Chairperson Juli Burns at 989-737-9720.