One of Crookston's annual rites of fall, United Way's Soup and Chili Cook Off and Chocolate Extravaganza, took place Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the Crookston High School commons. Nearly 400 diners sampled the offerings of six soup entrants, 11 chili contestants – plus one exhibition entry, and six chocolate delicacies, voting for their favorites.
This year's judging had an educational theme, with U of M, Crookston Chancellor Fred Wood, Crookston Schools Superintendent Chris Bates and Highland Elementary Principal LeLa Olson, all new to the community this fall, doing the honors.
And the winners are:
1) Best Soup – "Comforting Corn Chowder Soup," RiverView Adult Day Services
2) Runner Up – "Richie's Rich Broccoli Cheese Soup," Bremer Bank