Glenview Firefighters Earn People's Choice Award in Chili Cookoff
Northbrook firefighters Tom Schaul and Matt Vanderweel earned the top two spots during a fundraiser for Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook.
The following report were provided by the Village of Northbrook.
The fundraiser earned about $2,000.00 for Youth Services. The event featured 168 paid chili tasters, food sales and raffle prizes. Lieutenant Dennis Ortlund, Firefighter Tom Schaul and Firefighter Matt Vanderweel represented Northbrook Fire Stations 10, 11 and 12, respectively, and competed against five stations from Glenview.
After the chili powder settled, Northbrook's Vanderweel took second place and Schaul won first place. Glenview’s entry from station 7 won the People’s Choice award.
Going forward, there are plans are to make this an annual fundraiser event for the Youth Services organization.
Entertainment included performances by Wireless Soul and the Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band, led by Northbrook Lieutenant Jeff Harris. Sunset Foods and Ron Bernardi donated $50 gift cards to each station for chili ingredients and condiments. Additionally, the Northbrook Professional Firefighters Local 1894 donated several raffle prizes to the event.