2012-01-20 / Community

Annual Chili Cook-Off A Tasty Delight



Our chili cook-off judges, left to right: Steve Stathis, president Graybeards; Bill Murray, fireman (works out of Brooklyn, resident of Rockaway); Danny Ruscillo, president of 100 Precinct Community Council; Linda Ruscillo, co-chair Youth Committee; Dan Mundy Jr., president Broad Channel Civic Association; and Jean Daouphars retired NYPD Sgt., Harbor Unit. Our chili cook-off judges, left to right: Steve Stathis, president Graybeards; Bill Murray, fireman (works out of Brooklyn, resident of Rockaway); Danny Ruscillo, president of 100 Precinct Community Council; Linda Ruscillo, co-chair Youth Committee; Dan Mundy Jr., president Broad Channel Civic Association; and Jean Daouphars retired NYPD Sgt., Harbor Unit.

Rockaway Youth Task Force – left third - Milan Taylor, president. Rockaway Youth Task Force – left third - Milan Taylor, president.

Left to right – Pat Wood, co-chair of the Youth Committee, St. John’s Hospital holding their trophy; Danny Ruscillo, Linda Ruscillo and Betsy Ladd, Youth Committee member. Left to right – Pat Wood, co-chair of the Youth Committee, St. John’s Hospital holding their trophy; Danny Ruscillo, Linda Ruscillo and Betsy Ladd, Youth Committee member.

Left to right Maureen McGee; Margaret Wagner, representative of Congressman Bob Turner; Kathy Heavey Youth Committee member, Dan Ruscillo; Norm Hornstein, Board Member 100 Precinct and Auxiliary; and Henry Mehrtens, Auxiliary. Left to right Maureen McGee; Margaret Wagner, representative of Congressman Bob Turner; Kathy Heavey Youth Committee member, Dan Ruscillo; Norm Hornstein, Board Member 100 Precinct and Auxiliary; and Henry Mehrtens, Auxiliary.

Chili night brings out children. Chili night brings out children.

Egil “Tito” Hernandez, Knights of Columbus cook, helping in kitchen with chili. Egil “Tito” Hernandez, Knights of Columbus cook, helping in kitchen with chili.

Patricia Gillespie and John Gillespie, Grand Knight of the Rockaway Mgsr. W. F. Burke Council. Patricia Gillespie and John Gillespie, Grand Knight of the Rockaway Mgsr. W. F. Burke Council.

Child chili fans. Child chili fans.

Left to right – Maureen McGee; Kathy Heavey; Linda Ruscillo; Danny Ruscillo and Keith Dumanski representing Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder. Left to right – Maureen McGee; Kathy Heavey; Linda Ruscillo; Danny Ruscillo and Keith Dumanski representing Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder.

Enjoying chili. Enjoying chili.

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