Williamsport, Lycoming County-The competition between St. Mark's Lutheran Church and this year's challenger, Lycoming Center Presbyterian Church, begins at 5:00 P.M., Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Fellowship Hall, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 142 Market St., Williamsport.
A tasty meal of bisque, sliced tenderloin of beef with Cabernet sauce, southern style green beans, and smashed sour cream & chive potatoes,with a chocolate indulgence for dessert, will be served to all those making reservations through St. Mark's at 570-323-4619. Once the meal has been served, the cooking challenge begins. St. Mark's team, headed by Pastor Kenneth Elkin, face off against the Lycoming Center team, led by Pr. Jerry Fourroux. In order for all those present to view the event, the contest will be projected on the large screen on stage. (It will also be streamed live on the web at http://www.ustream.tv/stmarkschurch for those unable to attend.)
75% of the $25 ticket cost will go directly to Family Promise of Lycoming County. This is very exciting, as Family Promise has now been up and running for three years! Thirteen congregations have hosted over 50 families to date and many volunteers help at the day center! Over 600 volunteers, county-wide, are giving their time to this ministry! Your funding goes to supply and maintain the day center, pay for insurance, fuel the van, and compensate our director of the program!
If you cannot attend (or even if you can!), you can become a patron of this event in support of Family Promise of Lycoming County. We will place patrons in the a la carte listing ($1 - $49), the cordon bleu listing ($50 - $99), the haute cuisine listing ($100 and more), and the restaurateur listing ($180 and more) of our program. Please contact St. Mark's regarding your donation.
Please join St. Mark's as they defend the title, Iron Chef Williamsport, in this third annual competition. Whether you're cheering for them, for Lycoming Center or for Family Promise--they'd love to see you there!
For your viewing pleasure of this year's and previous challenges, please go to http://www.youtube.com/user/StMarksChurch. Feel free to forward it to others after enjoying it yourself.
Iron Chef Williamsport has two aims: to raise money and friends for the Family Promise program and to bring folks together for mutual enjoyment and community-building in friendly competition. Those involved anticipate that this event will be wildly successful. Everyone will be wondering where the "Spoon of Doom" will next be delivered.