It’s a fall tradition in Dotsonville: chili, the dessert and, yes, the competition.
The Dotsonville Community Center’s Carl and Gabriele Eisemann recently hosted this year’s chili and dessert cook-off. The annual competition brings in a variety of unique versions the fall classic as well as a wide range of desserts.
“I’ve been a member here for about 10 years, and this event was taking place long before I got here,” Carl Eisemann said during the Saturday event.
“We’re just so thankful to all the people who came out today and helped us support the DCC (Dotsonville Community Center). We had eight pots of chili and 11 desserts submitted for judging this year. I haven’t tried any yet, but I’m sure they’re very good.”
This year’s winners in the chili competition were Deborah Darnell in first place, Randy Johnson in second and Theresa Johnson in third.
Winners in the dessert competition were Samantha Mortagua and Donna Kent in a tie for first place, Marina Pontsler in second and Helga Redd in third.
The DCC hosts community events throughout the year.
The center’s annual Harvest Dinner is scheduled for November, and there will be a Christmas Party, featuring Santa, in December. In the New Year, they plan to host a Wild Game Dinner. Information on upcoming events can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/DotsonvilleCommunityCenter/.