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Motlow students compete for good cause
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Motlow State Community College offered a Crock-Pot Cook-off on Wednesday. The event raised funds for Relay for Life, while offering students a chance to blow off steam just before final exams.
Entering the competition were 10 teams that ranged from students to faculty, as well as a combination of both.
“We just want to have a little fun and raise money for a good cause,” said teacher Dayron Deaton-Owens. “We always have wonderful students at Motlow. They love a little friendly competition.”
As he walked by with a plate of food with samples from the teams, student Tyler Magness added, “Bragging rights are the most important part.”
For judging, teams were encouraged to serve the slow cooker food of their choice. They could also decorate their tables and select a specific type of cancer as the theme. Judges were Relay for Life Committee members.
First place wins were given to the teams of “Celebrate Remember Fight Back” winning best food, “Breast Cancer” winning best decorations, and “Testicular Cancer” winning most creative table.
Winning best decorations was the Mechatronics faculty team of Shane Buchanan, Ingrid Williams and Larry Flatt fighting to prevent breast cancer. The trio offered a pink and white table serving hot and spicy Southwest stew and Southwest chili, as well as sweet pink cupcakes and cherry dumpcake for dessert.
“Women can be sweet, hot and spicy, so we have all three on our table,” said Williams.
Second place awards were given to “Leukemia French Dip Sandwich” for best food, “Childhood Cancer” for best decorations, and “Save the Ta Tas” for most creative table.
Among other items offered were beans and cornbread, barbecue chicken sliders, potato soup, Italian beef, chicken and dressing, French dipped sliders, homemade skillet apples and pound cake, chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, brownies and German chocolate cake.
Faculty and students were allowed samples of each food and a drink for $5. Proceeds will be donated to Warren County Relay for Life.