Chicken stew competition Saturday

Published 9:30 am Thursday, February 15, 2018

This Saturday the Advance Fire Department will host the 2nd Annual Chicken Stew Competition.

And the competition is heating up.

Six teams will compete for a trophy and bragging rights for the best chicken stew in the community.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample each team’s stew and then vote on their favorite. There will also be hotdogs available along with desserts, including the auxiliary’s famous banana pudding.

Entertainment will be provided by Gaining Ground Bluegrass Band, an award winning Davie favorite.

Guests are invited to bring their own bowls, but bowls will be provided.  They are also welcome to bring a lawn chair for more comfortable seating.

The auxiliary is accepting dessert donations. Bring them to the Advance Fire Department (main station on NC 801) on Saturday.

Returning teams include Team Carter (Jeff and Lora Carter) who were 2017 champions and Team Elliott (Jim and Maureen Elliott) who will be bringing back their veggie filled chicken stew.

New entries include:  Team (Bob and Tracy) Kassel, who are rounding up a crew of supporters to bring along; and James Tucker of Tucker’s Place Café, who says he is “coming to win”.  Tucker has been challenged by Del Cooper who is leading Team Hartman for Sheriff and they will face stiff competition from Keith Gunter leading Team Turrentine for Sheriff.

As you can tell, the night offers to be full of good food, light-hearted neighborly competition, community fellowship, and family-filled fun.

The Advance Fire Department Auxiliary is grateful to these teams for their support and willingness to participate in this event, said Benita Finney.

Proceeds will benefit the Advance Fire Department Auxiliary.

Join the fun from  5-8 p.m. at the department at 1869 NC 801 S., Advance (new station).

Contact Finney at 336-671-0343.