Chili cook-off was ‘hot’

To the editor:

On behalf of the Wellington Firefighters Association, I would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our 8th Annual Firefighter and Friends Chili Cook-Off. Thank you to our sponsors: the Wellington Eagles, Rt. 60 Auto Salvage, Findley Fire, and Warren Fire.

Thank you to all of the teams that participated this year: Forts Tavern, Wellington Eagles, Firehouse Grilling, Grafton Township Fire, Wakeman Fire, Rochester Fire, Wellington Fire, South Lorain County Ambulance District, Wellington Police, and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

Thank you to our chili judges this year: Kami Moon from K96 FM, commissioner candidate Connie Carr, judge candidate Krista Marinaro, and the mayor of Wellington, Hans Schneider.

This year’s winners were: Hottest chili went to Wellington Fire. Third place went to South Lorain County Ambulance District. Second place went to Wellington Fire. And the first place winner was Grafton Township Fire!

All of the proceeds for this event will go to Well-Help Inc. of Wellington. Thank you again to everyone who came out and gave support to a great cause.

Derick Oswald

Wellington Firefighters Association Treasurer