GCEC Supports Junior Service League of Port St. Joe Chili Cook-Off

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative (GCEC) supported the Junior Service League of Port St. Joe by participating in its 13th annual Chili Cook-Off.

According to JSL members, it was one of the largest, if not the largest, turnouts for the event. Volunteers sold out of tasting cups only an hour after the event opened.

Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative’s The Red Hot Chili Masters didn’t place in the cook-off but had a good time trying. From left are Camren Diaz, Matthew Diaz, Serenity Cox, Sheneka Williams and Sandee Westberry.
Chili Brew Crew, out of the Oyster City brewery in Apalachicola, took home first place, followed by Daddy’s Girls Chili, with representatives from Port St. Joe restaurants Uptown Raw Bar and Dagwoods Delicatessen. SEC Game Day Chili and Hot Sisters Chili tied for third place. The People’s Choice Award went to Hot Sisters Chili, and Tap Root PSJ won best team spirit.

The event also featured a car show, live music by Hunter Wall, and booths from dozens of local organizations and vendors.

The Junior Service League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

While GCEC’s chili cook-off team, The Red Hot Chili Masters, did not place this year, team members said they had a blast at one of the Junior Service League’s largest annual fundraisers.

Profits from this year’s event go toward supplies for local schools, a free prom dress pop-up show and a community Easter egg hunt, among other charitable projects.

For more information about Junior Service League of Port St. Joe facebook page.