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Hospital team wins chili cook-off

The team from Atmore Community Hospital won first place in the First Annual "Support ACH Chili Cook-Off" held Saturday afternoon at Tom Byrne Park.

The team from Atmore Community Hospital won first place in the First Annual “Support ACH Chili Cook-Off” held Saturday afternoon at Tom Byrne Park.

Atmore Community Hospital received two blessings from Saturday’s First Annual “Support ACH Chili Cook-Off.” A team from ACH not only won first place, but all of the event’s proceeds will also be used toward the purchase of a new X-ray machine for the hospital.

“This kind of community support is so unbelievable,” said ACH administrator Bill Perkins. “It is just a blessing to be honored in this way.”

The L.A. Bikers were the second-place team, and First United Methodist Church took third place.

Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church received the “People’s Choice” award, after raising $553 for the effort. A total of $2,688.84 was raised during the “People’s Choice” voting Saturday.

The event was held at Tom Byrne Park, and organizers said preparations are already being made to hold it again next year.

For more on this story, see the Wednesday, Feb. 26, edition of The Atmore Advance.

A team from the L.A. Bikers took second place.

A team from the L.A. Bikers took second place.

First United Methodist Church's chili cooks took third place in the judging.

First United Methodist Church’s chili cooks took third place in the judging.

Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church received the "People's Choice" award after raising a team-high $553 for the hospital Saturday.

Greater Mt. Triumph Baptist Church received the “People’s Choice” award after raising a team-high $553 for the hospital Saturday.