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Mountain Ranch 4-H Club Sends a Thank You for a Successful Chili Cook-off

Mountain Ranch, CA…On behalf of the Mountain Ranch 4-H Club, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our most sincere thank you to our generous sponsors and donors, who contributed monetary donations, auction items and in-kind services to support our first annual Chili Cook-off fundraiser held April 21, 2012. The event’s proceeds of close to $2000 will assist our 4-H Club’s youth in attending and participating in the upcoming Calaveras County Fair in May to show their animals and hopefully bring home some blue ribbons…..

Our Event Sponsor, Mark Twain St. Josephs Hospital, deserves special recognition and a thank you for their generous donation to our event. Many thanks also go out to Phil Alberts of Mountain Ranch Realty, Sender’s Market Mountain Ranch, Spence Ranch Feed & Supply Angels Camp, La Contenta Golf Club Valley Springs, Tea An Tiques Murphys, Jackson Signs, Thomi’s Cafe, DayView Country Rock Band, Coopers Tires Jackson, Leslie and Jon Sisk of Big Jon’s Gas Station Mtn. Ranch, Amerigas, Claypools Gift & Home Jackson, Dunlop Family Furniture, KKBN 93.5 Country Radio’s Big Joe & Bridgette, Fay Cook – Miner’s Pick, Robert’s Rain Gutters, Habanero Hots Lodi, Kelly’s Drug, La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, McDonalds Angels Camp, PetCo, Murphys Hotel, Starbucks, True Value Hardware Jackson, Pizza Factory, Play It Again Sports, Reibes Auto Parts, Umpqua Bank San Andreas, Bryce Randell – Candidate District 2 Supv, Les Schwab Jackson, Safeway Jackson, Appearance Plus Day Spa Jackson, Jackson Tile and Landscape, Swingles Meat Co Valley Springs, Froggy’s Auto Wash Angels Camp, Murphys Motorcycle Co., Goin’ Postal Martell, Shell Station San Andreas, S.P. Bunns, Costless Foods Jackson, Iron Horse Native American Art, H & R Block, Gold Trail Natural Foods, Sierra Hearth & Home, Mail & Stuff, Mercer Caverns, Paperback Oasis, JB’s Awards & Engraving, Staples Jackson, Country Feed and More San Andreas, Kathi Flores, Joseph Matajcich, Ann Koch, Sarah, Noah & James Whitmore, Country Curl Mtn. Ranch, Jim Appleton, Rail Road Flats General Store, Mikes Auto Service, The Spur, Mountain Ranch Youth Alliance, Country Cloth, Distinctive Tile & Stone Inc, Edy Brown, All Seasons Canvas & Compost, Ron Morrison, Mtn. Ranch Community Center, Mtn. Ranch Park, Mtn. Ranch Food Pantry, The Feed Barn.

Thank you to all of our Chili Cook-off contestants and their fabulous gourmet talents – Central Calaveras Fire Fighters of Mtn. Ranch, who took First Place for Best Judged and People’s Choice Chili; Edy Brown; Paulie & Eric Sender, Kaitlin Ortega, Joseph Matajcich, Terry Stone – Ross Learned – Bertini Mechanical, Alex Andrew & Greg Heath, Marci Duggan, Jim Bass, Sean Hollingshead, Heidi Burkhart, Jim Bath, Jackie Bohaceke and their teams ~ we thank you for your time and providing wonderful chili to taste. And to our Community Judges for their tasting skills and bravery: Robert Lock, Connie Newton, Larry Woods, Gene Hess, and Judy McMurtry. Hopefully you didn’t experience too much heartburn!

Thank you so very much to the many volunteers who spent countless hours working toward the success of our event. It couldn’t have happened without you!

We hope everyone who attended enjoyed a fun family day in the park, while contributing to the Mountain Ranch 4-H Club’s mission & education. Thank you for coming out to support our event.

Most sincerely,

Tonja Mills-Lock
Chili Cook-off Event Chairman
Mountain Ranch 4-H Club