MIFFLINBURG – It was the best Cookin’ Men event yet. Evangelical Community Hospital announced Monday the annual event raised a record $63,000 for the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health. They say those funds will go toward providing financial assistance to women in our area who are un-or-under-insured and need breast health screenings.
Also in an event-first, Evangelical radiologist Dr. Kenneth Jusko and his wife Corey swept both the favorite dish and best flair categories. They provided the crowd with homemade apple strudel with salted caramel ice cream and served it in their over-the-top balloon enveloped tent complete with pink disco ball, lights, and music.
The coveted Pink Whisk Award to the Top Chef went to Eric and Paul John Jr, of Rusty Rail Brewing Company, who raised over $7,700. The Top Chef Runners Up are listed below.
Evangelical says about 300 people attended last Thursday night’s event at Rusty Rail. The event also offered a new hospitality VIP reception, which was a near sell-out.
Top Chef runners up: Rick Schuck, Bot’s Tavern with $6,795 and the team of Angela Hess and Adam Bowersox, Rusty Rail Brewing Company with $3,270.89. Other top fundraisers included Jim \Carpenter/Jared Frank, Mojo Active, Inc.; James Patterson, MD/Joseph Haber, Family Medicine of Evangelical and Tomahawks Tacos; Todd Stefan, MD, Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical; Paul Burkholder, Furmano Foods; Kendy Alvarez/Nikki Krize, Mayor of Lewisburg and WNEP; Braden Klinger, Bull Run Tap House; Bob Garrett, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce; and Matthew Walsh/Matthew van Leeuwe, Geisinger who raised $1,000 or more.