MARBLETON – It was an evening of good food, music, dancing and fellowship at the Sublette County Fairgrounds on Saturday, as AWoman’s Work held it’s ninth annual Men’s Cook-Off and Redneck Ball fundraiser.
This year’s event featured eight teams with dishes ranging from pulled pork sandwiches to various hearty soups and fresh apple fritters.
According to Brandy Phillips, who serves as treasurer for AWoman’s Work, money raised in the friendly community competition will be used to further the nonprofit’s mission of assisting women and children in Sublette County School District #9. Examples of what they help with include buying groceries, supplying fuel to get to a doctor appointment, back rent and utilities.
Phillips says it has been a tough year for the organization, so to see the community come out and show their support is immeasurable, she noted.
“Thank you for everyone cooking for us and supporting us,” she said. “The cooks donate all the food; that’s huge for us.”
After filling up their bellies with a wealth of good food, attendees browsed the silent auction, danced to music and enjoyed conversation around the table. After all the votes were accounted for, the Dutch oven potatoes from team Rousta Spuds and CR Construction were named the winning dish of the event. The team featured Cody Raza, Kip Walton and Jim Anschutz.
Phillips says A Woman’s Work is looking for new event ideas to hold in the future, and welcomes any suggestions. The organization’s next fundraiser will be a lip-sync event this fall.