Last year at our Annual Chili Cook-Off we had a wonderful time of fellowship along with fun and games for the kids. There was lots of candy to go around, and there were many candidates for the best chili of the year.
On two best cooks last year were Mrs. Marge Van Valkenburg who came in First Place, (on the your right), and Mrs. Christine Pierce, who came in Second Place.
This year we had First, Second and Third place winners. Mrs. Thelma Cook, who is pictured on your right won First Place, Mrs. Arlene Blair came in Second Place, and Mrs. Nita Ouellette came in Third.
Therewere many others who participated in the chili contest and everyone at the Harvest Party had a chance to rate all of the different styles of chili. All were good but these three were voted the best for this year.
There were also lots of games for the kids to play with ample opportunities to win lots of candy in the process.
In August we had a wonderful time at Vacation Bible School. There were many kids who came and participated in all the fun during our "Extreme Off-Road Challenge", in which they learned many things about the children of Israel, as they wandered in the desert for 40 years before entering the promise land.
We would like to say Happy Birthday to Brother L.C. Lancaster (90) - on your left, and Brother Roman Whitlow (80) who have recently had birthdays.
L.C. and Wilma Lancaster have been with First Baptist Church for many years.
Their love for the church and for other Christians is obvious as they serve the Lord together at First Baptist Church.
We would like to offer our congratulations to L.C. and Wilma on their 70th wedding anniversary on September 21, 2015.