Bolton Supervisor Ron Conover (left) and Happy Jack’s proprietor Jeffrey Strief taste some of the culinary creations offered at the Bolton Library Cook-Off held Nov. 3 at the Bolton Community Center. Strief served as emcee for the event, a fundraiser for the Bolton Free Library.
Annual library cook-off a success
BOLTON — The Bolton Cook-off, popular community social event that was a considerable success in its debut year of 2012, enjoyed a very successful encore Sunday Nov. 3.
Held at the Bolton Community Center, the cook-off was a fundraiser for the Bolton Free Library.
Area residents as well as experienced chefs prepared a wide variety of savory culinary creations for the contest. Prizes were awarded in both professional and amateur categories.
Jeffrey Strief, proprietor of Happy Jack’s, a popular local gift and toy store, served as the event’s emcee. The admission fee of a $5 donation allowed attendees to vote for their favorite concoction, and sample the dishes.
No less than 20 residents and businesses offered up tantalizing concoctions.
There was “something for everyone,” with some vegetarian choices, appetizers, side dishes, main courses and, of course, desserts. The tasters voted, and Dujon Manley won first place in the amateur category for his Jamaican Beans and Rice with Curried Chicken.
Market Place Steakhouse and More captured the professional first place award for their Blackened Ribeye Oscar. The library raised $750 in just two hours.
Bolton Senior activities scheduled
• Monday, Nov. 11 — Veteran’s Day; all are asked to remember area veterans. Donations for our local National Guard soldiers maybe made at the Bolton Town Hall, the Bolton Library and the town Senior Center.
• Wednesday, Nov. 13 — Bingo, 10:15 a.m. at the Senior Center. Sub sandwiches will be ordered for lunch.
• Wednesday, Nov. 20, Bowling, 10 a.m. at SpareTime Lanes, Lake George. Lunch to follow at the Golden Corral Restaurant in Queensbury.
• Thursday, Nov. 28 — Happy Thanksgiving! No activities this week.