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Norwalk Knights Of Columbus' Chili Cook-Off Raises Money For Charity

St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk recently hosted its inaugural Chili for Charity Cook-Off event.
St. Matthew Council 14360 in Norwalk recently hosted its inaugural Chili for Charity Cook-Off event. Photo Credit: Provided

NORWALK, Conn. -- St. Matthew Council 14360 Knights of Columbus in Norwalk recently hosted its inaugural Chili for Charity Cook-Off event Aug. 9 at Saugatuck Sweets in Westport.

Seven Knights from the council and one guest cooked 11 chili entries, ranging from sweet to tangy to almost diabolical, according to a press release.

More than 70 votes were tallied by those who wanted to make their opinions heard on the best, hottest and coolest-named recipes in the competition. More importantly, a total of $500 was collected that will go into the charitable fund, according to a press release.

Grand Knight George Ribellino, Deputy Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo and council supporter Nona Rudd won the best chili, best-named chili and hottest chili, respectively.

"I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of contestants and supporters who turned out for our first-ever chili cook-off," said committee chairman Erric Moretti in a press release. "The weather could not have been better, and I think all who attended enjoyed the competition with all of the great chili's available for tasting."

The Knights of Columbus St. Matthew Norwalk Council 14360 was founded in 2007 and currently performs many fundraising and community outreach programs throughout the year, according to a press release.

It also lends assistance to Notre Dame Convalescent Home in Norwalk, Family & Children's Agency of Norwalk, All Saints Catholic School, Malta House and Fisher House, according to a press release. For more information, go to saintmatthewknights.com .

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