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Norwalk Knights Of Columbus Chili Cook-Off Raises Money For Al's Angels

Winners of the Knights of Columbus Chili For Charity event Photo Credit: Contributed
Past Grand Knight George Ribellino takes home top honors for the 2nd straight year Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Knights Of Columbus St. Matthew Council 14360 from Norwalk held their second annual Chili Cook Off fundraiser at Saugatuck Sweets in Fairfield.

Nine Knights from the council and two guests cooked 11 chili entries, ranging from spicy to sweet. Defending champion and past Grand Knight George Ribellino won for the second year in a row with more than 35 votes counted by the sampling judges for the best, hottest and best-named recipes.

Ribellino, council supporters Nona Rudd and Nadia Cossuto, and Grand Knight Scott Criscuolo won the best chili awards respectively. In addition William Scholl won best-named chili and Nona Rudd won for hottest chili. More importantly, a total of $500 in donations was collected and will be donated to Al’s Angel’s.

“Once again I was happy to see the number of chili cooks and judges who came out on a rainy day to help our Knights of Columbus council support Al’s Angels during our second annual chili cook-off,” said Committee Chairman Eric Moretti. “The competition this year was truly fierce and it’s amazing the amount of support that we receive from the community when we hold a 'fun-raiser' like this one. It’s even better when we present a sizable donation to a charity such as Al’s Angel’s.”

Criscuolo was pleased with everyone’s effort despite the wet weather. “The weather worked against us, but instead of quitting we banded together and adapted to the surroundings and still put on a great event for both Al’s Angels, the council and the Fairfield community.”

The mission of Al’s Angels is to provide holiday meals and gifts to children battling cancer, rare blood diseases and severe financial hardship. Visit this link for more information.

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