Whew! A very successful event! Carol, Helen. Luis and I cannot tell you how much we appreciated your support. Our warmest thanks to Reilly’s Irish Tavern, chili contestants, raffle prize donors, dessert donors, William and Noemi of Ciudad Lounge, Jim and Deloy (April) and to everyone that attended and donated to Puedo Leer.
We had 13 chili contestants and the winners chosen by the judges were:
1st Place – Bocadillos
2nd Place – Nancy Bergman, Terry Leary
People’s Choice - Nancy Bergman, Terry Leary
William and Noemi provided a free drink to all attendees at their new Pueblo Mexican restaurant across from Tres Mundos. Just present your Chili Cookoff entrance ticket. They also provided the door prize of a weekly taco plate and drink for LIFE. Our own head librarian, Ruth, won this great prize.
Since this has become quite a social event, we will strive to improve it next year. It was a bit crowded and the time needs to be extended to allow more social interaction. We are already working on the next location. Please be assured that these funds will be used to bring the joy of reading to the people of Nicaragua and especially the children.
As everyone knows, we have opened another library location so can use some help. We would like to add people to our board of directors especially people with business knowledge, teaching experience and/or social media expertise.
Thank you, everyone!
Board of Directors