Harvest stew makes for a tasty fundraiser in Colborne
Northumberland United Way (NUW) volunteers and staff enjoyed sampling some of the 23 stews at the annual Harvest Stew luncheon hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters Northumberland to benefit the annual NUW campaign. From left are: Maggie Darling, Terry Dudek, Diane Sunders, NUW CEO Heather Norris and Cathy Cavanagh. MANDY MARTIN/SPECIAL TO NORTHUMBERLAND TODAY
COLBORNE -- For 18 years now, the Harvest Stew luncheon has been a culinary contest that benefits diners and the Northumberland United Way. Organized initially by Big Sisters of Northumberland, now Big Brothers Big Sisters, entrants vie for top honours for stews prepared in commercial and individual classes. Steaming pots of rib-sticking stew are dropped off at the Colborne Legion where judges sample and declare the winners. Then, the public is invited to sample the wares for an admission fee.
This year, there were 23 stews entered. Winners in the commercial class were: first, The Dutch Oven, Cobourg; second, Basil's Deli, Port Hope; and, third Buttermilk Café, Cobourg. Individual winners were: first, Adria Williams of Little Lake; second, Debbie Smith of Cobourg; and, third Minn Taylor of Colborne.