Mason Dixon Pod News
Cecil County Fair Cookoff
Fair Hill, MD 16 cooks July 22, 2001
We had good ol' Texas weather for the Cecil County
Fair Cookoff on Sunday - hot and humid. This nice. little county fair had
it all - animals, rides, displays, shows, and a chili cookoff. We were
nestled in next to the Baboon Lagoon. We were entertained throughout the
cooking process by the Arabian horses and the monkey show. Now, how many
chili cookoffs give you a chance to do that? In the chili competition,
Alan Dean edged out Mike Williams to stop Mike's winning streak at two
consecutive cookoffs and Dave Cleary captured second place after a long
absence from cooking. When the reporters asked Alan what made his the
winning chili, he replied, "The judges didn't recognize that my wife
had better chili than I did." After announcements we all sang Happy
Birthday to Charlie Walstrom and shared a cake Bonnie brought.
Flanders, NJ 15 cooks
June 30, 2001
CASI made it's first expedition into New Jersy last Saturday with a cookoff at the Sport and Swim Club in Flanders. The SSC is located on a ovely 60 acres in the hills of northwest New Jersey. The CASI cooks enjoyed the hospitality of the club members throughout the weekend.
A small (about 200) but enthusiastic crowd sampled chili, visited, and shared their pride in the Club throughout the day. This was a good start we can build on.
Up The Creek
MD 18 cooks
Mike Williams is on a roll. Last week, he won the hearts of the judges by winning the first CASI cookoff in New Jersey. Yesterday, it was Maryland judges, as he captured the 4th Annual Up The Creek Cookoff in Fort Washington. The relaxed, backyard cookoff was held on a rare day for Maryland in July - low humidity and gorgeous blue skies. Ruby and Becca, the chili dogs romped, while the cooks sat back and enjoyed the day.
1. Mike Williams
2. Dick Deitos
3. Lew Wheeling-qualified
4. Charlie Walstrom
5. Steve Corley
6. Beverly King
7. Wes Thorne
8. Alan Dean
9. Roger Koltz-qualified
10. Ghon Eckley