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Chili and Chowder Cook-off to support housing, summer camp projects

FARMINGTON - The Mission at the Eastward will be hosting a special fundraising event in January, raising money for its summer camp and housing ministry projects.

People are asked to register their favorite chili or chowder for a cook-off competition to be held on Jan. 26, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Fairbanks School Meeting House. It will be $10 to taste and judge from the entries, with donations also accepted. The snow day for the event is Feb. 2.

Mission at the Eastward is made up of a number of small, rural churches including the Fairbanks Union Church. Locally, MATE is perhaps best known for its volunteer-staffed housing ministry, created to help people in need stay in their homes by undertaking repairs and improvements to their houses. MATE has also run the Camp at the Eastward in Starks for nearly 60 years in the summer for children in grades K through 12.

Organizers are hoping that would-be cooks and judges will help contribute to support MATE's efforts over the next year. Funds raised on Jan. 26 will go toward the purchase of materials for the housing ministry and for campers scholarships at CATE.

Those interested in registering dishes should contact Rev. Thea Kornelius at or 778-4705; or Jess Richard at or 713-6283.

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