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The First Place Winners of the Chili Cook-off were Secretary Jane Lozano and her "Just Chillin" team of Glenda Hefner, Carla Leilani, Mike Anderson and Bob Howley.

Elks Lodge attracts competition at first-ever event


The Merced Elks Lodge held their first ever event Chili Cook-Off and Cornhole Tournament at the Elks RV Park in Merced.

There were about 15 teams cooking up their best chili and 25 teams of Cornhole contestants throwing their best shots of flying bags.

The event was more than a huge success raising more than $5,500 to be donated toward Chempi Purple Pig — a fundraising arm of the Elks association.

“We could not have been happier with the success of this event,” said Jane Lozano, the lodge secretary. “It was amazing to see a lot of our members out at the park to either participate or watch. ER Candy Soares and her corp of officers were absolutely thrilled with the outcome.

First place winner of the Chili Cook-Off was Secretary Jane Lozano and her “Just Chillin” team of Glenda Hefner, Carla Leilani, Mike Anderson and Bob Howley.

2nd – Scott Sagugawa

3rd – Brannigan Higgins

4th – Larry Kusler

Cornhole winners were:

1st – Scott Westbrook & Margarito Montez

2nd – Duck Smith & Bub Kelley

3rd – Koi & Kelly King.

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