(Saturday September 27, 2014)
Lakewood Firefighters participated in the 2014 Chili Cook-Off at Rivals in Middleburg Hts. and once again came away victorious for back to back championships.
This was a special year for the Chili Cook-Off as proceeds from the event went to benefits the families of Toledo Firefighters Steven A. Machninski and James A. Dickman who died in the line of duty on January 26, 2014.
The award winning chili recipe was once again spear headed by Firefighters Mike Tripodi and Dominic Schirripa. There was fierce competition this year with 24 Fire Departments and Hospitals participating. The Lakewood Firefighters managed to win the judges choice as the best chili.
We have participated in this event for several years and its always rewarding to know the proceeds go to help and good cause. Special thanks to the Middleburg Hts. Fire Department for putting together this event and for making it bigger and better every year.