Virginia College at Jackson Holds Crock Pot Cook-Off for United Way

Oct 15, 2010

Anything that could be cooked in a crock pot was fair game: BBQ, jambalaya, chili, even carrot soufflé. But when the dust settled, it was Betty Hollowell's Pepperocini Roast that won the judges' favor over the other Virginia College employees who created dishes in the Crock Pot Cook-Off in Jackson recently.

Local United Way exec Carol Burger was there to accept donations given by those who tasted the crockery delectables. Other cooks included Mike Kelley, Brian Renkel, Nell Morris, Don Cockroft, Elaine Nash, Stephen Steed, Sequioa Powell, Candace Chandler, Geraldine Haslett, Milton Anderson, Williene Johnson, and Gina Phelps.

One of Jackson's favorite chefs, Cool Al Stamps, served as one of the judges. As owner of Cool Al's and Burger and Blues, Stamps has won praise in Southern Living Magazine for having one of the best burgers in the South.