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Local hospital part of St. Vincent's 125th anniversary celebration

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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Top: Part of St. Vincent Clay Hospital's celebration of St. Vincent Health's 125th anniversary was a chili cook-off by hospital staff members. The winners were Alice Staley (3rd), Jan Hartman, Chari Trull, Lori Hofmann, Stephanie Knox and Paula Huffines (1st) and Paula Huffines also won 2nd place. The entries were served in the hospital cafeteria.

Bottom: One of the entries in the St. Vincent Clay Hospital's Chili Cook-off was Colt's Chili. The creators were David Warner, Rita Overman, Shelly Hines and (not pictured) Robin Ganly.

"We looked on the Internet for a recipe and found Hoosier Chili and changed it to Colt's Chili," said Shelly Hines.

"And added a few ingredients," said Rita Overman.

Spice Up Your Life, B.O. and E.R. Bound were the winning entries in the 2005 St. Vincent Clay Hospital Chili Cook-off Tuesday.

The judges' favorite, Spice Up Your Life, was made with green beans and corn and served with cornbread. The judges' second choice was B.O. chili (B. O. stands for Business Office, in case you're wondering), a tasty number with grilled chicken; and the Number 3 choice was E.R. Bound featuring chicken and a light cheese sauce.

To obtain these secret recipes, you can contact the winners, who received gifts and, more importantly, bragging rights.

The No. 1 chili was a joint creation by Jan Hartman, Chari Trull, Lori Hoffmann, Stephanie Knox and Paula Huffines. The No. 2 chili was made by Paula Huffines and the No. 3 chili was created by Alice Staley.

Nita Mayle, Chad Zaucha and Frank Phillips served as judges.

Other chilis entered in the contest (the judges thought they were all very good) were Fall Fire, Traditional, White, South of the Border, Start Prayin', No Wiener, Jonesey, Colt's and Wayne's World.

The chili cook-off was a fun way for hospital staff to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. Vincent's heathcare network in Indiana.

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