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Stew cook-off helps raise funds for Fisher House

Fourteen pots of stew awaited judges and others at the Hobo Stew Cook-off fundraiser for Fisher House on April 20 at the Eagles Aerie 2883 Hall on Jackson Avenue SE.

Darby Davies’ “spicy stew” took first-place honors, while Tom Bickle — who makes his own dog food — was second. Linda Simpson, event co-coordinator, was the third-place winner.

Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes, Councilman Fred Chang, Fraternal Order of Eagles Washington State Trustee Frank Santa Cruz and FOE Grand Aerie Field Service Manager Bill Stotko served as judges.

After the judges made their way through the 14 pots of stew, about 50 others enjoyed the different varieties brought by Eagle members.

Simpon and Vance Vaughn organized the event

Trustee Ken Bicha said more than $1,000 was raised to support a Fisher House at Joint Base Lewis-McCord.

Send the April 26 Port Orchard Independent for more information and photographs.

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