Catholic Charities West Virginia’s Crock Pot Cook Off set for Sunday

Community organizations, civic groups, scout troops, families, couples, professional cooks and individuals have a unique opportunity to showcase a favorite recipe during the Community Crock Pot Cook Off on Sunday.

The event, a fundraiser for Catholic Charities West Virginia, offers cooks the chance to win prizes. Past entries include chilis, soups, stews, barbecue, jambalaya and desserts.

“This is a great event that is fun for those cooking, and especially for those eating,” said Cindy Hammer, regional director for Catholic Charities. “We hope many folks will come out and join in the fun.”

Jim Jackson and Elkins Fordland are sponsoring the Cook Off.

The registration deadline for entries is noon Friday. They will be accepted by mail at Catholic Charities WV, P.O. Box 2764, Elkins, WV 26241 or at the Elkins office located at 103 Randolph Ave.

Recipes need to be prepared ahead of time, and entries should arrive at St. Brendan Catholic Church by 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Eating and judging will begin at 12:15 p.m. Each entry should include recipes to share.

The event is open to all faiths and denominations. While there is no fee for tasting the entries, everyone is encouraged to bring canned goods and nonperishable items to donate to Catholic Charities West Virginia’s food pantry.

Silent auction items will be available for bids during the event.Additional information and registration forms are available by calling 304-636-4875.