SCTC Raises Funds for Griffin-Spalding United Way

Chili Cook-off winners pose with their awards
L to R: Clint Butler, Veteran’s Club, winner of Peoples’ Choice and Judges’ Choice; Mark Andrews, Executive Vice President of Economic Development; Santedra Wright, Surgical Technology, winner of Best Decorated Table; Denise Quick, United Way Executive Director.

Faculty, staff, students, and local business professionals recently gathered together for a friendly competition for a good cause. Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) hosted it’s fifth Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 on the Griffin Campus with proceeds benefitting the Griffin Spalding United Way.

Mark Andrews, Executive Vice President for Economic Development at SCTC coordinated the event and stated, “Our goal was to raise $1500 for this event and we were able to slightly surpass this by collecting a little over $1700.00. It was a fun event and any day that we were able to bring our College community together to help others, is a good day in my book!”

Eighteen teams competed and tickets were sold at $5.00 each which entitled the patrons to 5 samples or 2 bowls of chili. Competition included a Judges’ Choice Award, won by Clinton Butler and Gail Daniel with the SCTC Veteran’s Club and a Peoples’ Choice Award also won by Clinton Butler and Gail Daniel. Santedra Wright with the SCTC Surgical Technology Department claimed the Best Table Décor trophy.

Music was provided by Ricky Henson, Program Coordinator for the Air Conditioning Technology Program. Special thanks to our judges for the event, CareMaster Medical Services, Eternal Hope Hospice and Personnel Options CEO Eddie Grogan, Impact Office Interiors CEO and President Mark Milam and Georgia Power Southwest Region Local Manager Craig Ogletree.