Naval Health Clinic hosts chili cook off

II Marine Expeditionary Force
Story by Lance Cpl. J. R. Heins

Date: 12.23.2013
Posted: 12.23.2013 12:59
News ID: 118600
Naval Health Clinic hosts chili cook off

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Naval Health Clinic hosted a chili cook off Dec. 18 to raise funds for the Combined Federal Campaign.<br /> <br /> The CFC is the only officially sanctioned fundraiser authorized by the Department of Defense for service members.<br /> <br /> “Usually the CFC only runs through December, but with the government shut-down, it was pushed to January,” said Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Rice, an operating room nurse and chair of the clinic’s CFC Committee.<br /> <br /> Though lasting only several hours, the cook off attracted hundreds of guests and donations, said Rice. <br /> <br /> “Going into the holidays our goal was to end strong and beat what we raised last year,” he said. “And with this final push we have far exceeded our goal.”<br /> <br /> Guests sampled 12 entries in the cook-off, with Navy Lt. Elizabeth Angelo turning in her winning chocolate adobo recipe. <br /> <br /> “I really don’t know how I won,” said Angelo. “I didn’t really follow any recipe and my own chili is too hot for me.”<br /> <br /> The event was a great success with participation from many Cherry Point service members, said Angelo.<br /> <br /> “I really just wanted to support the CFC,” said Angelo. “A lot of Marines and Sailors stopped by and helped out with the cause.”