Chili challenge keeps the chills at bay

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  • Joanne and Regan May

  • Lisa and Rick Maynard

  • A mom with her five happy taste-testers

  • Ed Maikish and Andrea LaMantia came from New York City

  • Karen and Scott Cowern, married 51 years

  • George and Joanne Featherman

  • Jayson Pope with his daughter Afton

  • Six-month-old Femi Gureje with his grandfather Charles Lutz

  • Red Carter and Josh Urso

  • Lorraine Gregory led the way

  • Leonora Mango, Amanda Walker, Gianna Mango, and Kenneth Askew

  • Three craft breweries were on hand with their wares

  • Taste-testers fill St. Patrick's Hall

Photos by Frances Ruth Harris. For more photos visit

By Frances Ruth Harris

— A frigid day brought people of all ages under the warming influence of the Mac 'n Chili Challenge.

They gathered inside St. Patrick's Church Hall last Saturday to sample and vote for their favorite mac 'n cheese and their favorite chili — all for a $5 donation. Proceeds will benefit the Milford Borough Recreation Committee and the Ann Street Park ice-skating rink.

The dishes were made by families and chefs alike. They washed it all down with craft beers Log Tavern Brewery, Shawnee Craft, and Here and Now from Honesdale — which sold out!

So, which recipes did the taste-tasters like best? Here they are:

Winners, mac: First place: Justin Frable

Second place: Dimmock Inn

Third place: Danny Drake

Winners, Chili:First place: Kurt Brink

Second place: Dimmick Inn

ContestantsThose entering the contest included:

Bernice Williams, mac and chili

Jason Lyons, mac and chili

Kurt Brink, chili

Kim Hart, chili

Suzanne Whitnick, mac

Danny Drake, mac

Ken Baumel, chili

Justin Frable, mac

Mike O'Keefe, chili

Joe Caloger, chili (turkey)

Dimmick Inn, mac, chili

Milford Diner, mac

Apple Valley, mac, chili

Key Foods, mac

Hotel Fauchere, chili

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