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2017 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off/Silent Auction Fundraiser

2017 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the results of their 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Bake-Off Fundraiser held at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Pavilion on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Individual Category Winner: Jennifer Garcia

Restaurant Category Winner: Brett Boren, Mt. Princeton

Approximately 250 people were in attendance and $9,000.00 was raised at this year’s fundraising event to benefit the affordable housing cause in Chaffee County. Congratulations to Jennifer Garcia (Individual Category) & Brett Boren (Restaurant Category) for winning first place in their categories in 2016 & 2017. We truly appreciate all of the donors, bakers, volunteers and attendees for making the 2017 Annual Mac & Cheese Bake-Off/Silent Auction such a successful event. Thank you, Chaffee County!



Three competitors in the restaurant category and seventeen individuals vied for the people’s choice. First place in each category was awarded a$75 Visa gift card and a first place certificate. For the attendees, there was an amazing assortment of macaroni and cheese recipes to sample. The variety ranged from desserts to main dishes. After counting the votes, Brett Boren, banquet chef at Mt. Princeton, won the restaurant category and Jennifer Garcia won the individual category as the 2017 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off Champions. Both bakers were also the winners of the 2016 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off Competition. Congratulations Brett and Jennifer!

The silent auction was also a great success. The auction comprised of more than forty items donated by individuals, local artists and many Chaffee County businesses. Some of the items included rafting trips, resort packages, gift cards, tools, jewelry, and art work.

Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity would especially like to recognize the following event sponsors:

  • Title Sponsor: The Farm/Century 21 Summit Realty
  • Platinum Sponsors: Central Colorado Title & Escrow, Larry T. King & Company, and ReconInsight
  • Gold Sponsors: PSH Signs & Graphics
  • Silver Sponsors: First Colorado Land Office and V.I.P. Mortgage
  • Bronze Sponsors: Colleen & Tom Rollings and TBK Bank

Additionally, we would like to thank Mt. Princeton Hot Springs for their hospitality during the event, as well as Bill and Susan Roser (Bent Roses) for donating their musical talent and providing the sound equipment. Elevation Beer Company, Vino Salida, and Little Daisy Liquors also generously donated beverages for the event. Mama D’s Deli donated the fresh salad; Molly Shethar and Jenny Nall contributed delicious desserts. Additionally, we would like to thank the volunteers, staff and Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity board members. This event was a success because of the hard work, generosity, dedication, and support of our local community. Start planning now for the 2018 Mac & Cheese Bake-Off/Silent Auction!




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