Local Jr. Iron Chefs win at competition;
Chester Fall Festival 2016 accepting vendor applications

GMUHS Iron Cheffers

In gray are, from left, coach Jack Carroll, Simone Martorano, Chelsea Rose, Cailtin McCoy, Alexandria Pippen and coach Christine Anderson. In green, clockwise from back left are Rileigh Thomas, coach Carrie King, Gwen Kekic, coach Jana Bryant, Pearl Myers, Ange Wunderle and Laurel King. Photo by Courtney Bryan

Green Mountain Union’s high school and middle school teams took home wins at Saturday’s 9th Annual Jr. Iron Chef competition held the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. This statewide culinary competition challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs. This year, 17 middle school and 16 high school teams competed.

Green Mountain’s high school team — the GM Cheftains made up of Chelsea Rose, Alexandra Pippin, Caitlin McCoy and Simone Martorano — won the Local Lively Award for using local ingredients.

The middle school team, dubbed The Skillet Takes and made up of Ange Wunderle, Laurel King, Rileigh Thomas, Gwen Kekic and Pearl Myers — won the Mise en Place award for organization and teamwork, an award the team also won last year.

The teams were coached by Jack Carroll, Christine Anderson, Jana Bryan and Carrie King.

Chester Fall Festival 2016 seeks vendors

Applications are available for Chester’s annual Fall Festival on the Green, which takes place Sept. 17–18.

High quality artists and craftspeople creating handmade work in New England are encouraged to participate. Applications are due by April 1. Download an application and guidelines at www.chesterfallfestival.org.boothes 2012

Participating vendors will be listed on the Fall Festival website. If your Chester business or organization is planning a special event for that weekend, let the Fall Festival Committee of Rotary Club of Chester know and it will do its best to include it in publicity. For more information or questions, email chesterfallfestival@yahoo.com.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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