The Five Points Association recently announced the winners of the 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off held earlier this month to support Camp Kemo.
The event, which benefits the camp for young cancer patients and their siblings, featured nearly 40 teams and attracted more than 6,000 people to Columbia’s city center.
Blazing Saddles, Mojo Money Mojo Problems and Down Home Chili were named the first, second and third-best overall winners.
Other winners included Jake’s on Devine (best bar/restaurant), Chilly Chili (best nontraditional), Sir Tofts (best setup), 3 Jerk Chili (Best Texas Style), Nuclear Meltdown (best vegetarian), and Nuclear Meltdown (silver spoon for most money raised).
Raising the bar against domestic violence
The SC Bar Young Lawyers Division Voices Against Violence Committee is collecting personal care items for its 2014 Women in Need Necessities Drive.
The group is collecting items through Dec. 11 to be donated to various domestic violence shelters across the state.
Items needed include paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, office paper, canned goods and other food items, powder laundry detergent, cleaning products, deodorant, toothbrushes, children’s clothes and baby wipes.
Additionally, clothes – such as pants with elastic waistbands, packs of underwear, sports bras, T-shirts and socks – are needed for sexual assault survivors.
Items can be dropped off at the following Midlands-area locations during regular weekday business hours:
Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC—1614 Taylor St.
Gaffney Lewis & Edwards, LLC—3710 Landmark Drive
Howser, Newman & Besley, LLC—1508 Washington St.
Lester & Hendrix, LLC—1901 Gadsden St., Ste. A
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP—1320 Main St., 17th Floor
Richardson Plowden & Robinson, PA—1900 Barnwell St.
Riley Pope & Laney, LLC—2838 Devine St.
Rogers, Townsend & Thomas, PC—220 Executive Center Dr.
South Carolina Fair Housing Center—1925 Bull St.
The Simmons Law Office, PA—1315 N. Lake Drive
Jeffries Law Firm, LLC—1031 Middleton St.
Monetary donations, which are tax-deductible, also are welcome. Checks may be sent directly to a shelter of one’s choice or made payable to the SC Bar YLD Foundation and mailed to SC Bar, Attn: YLD Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202.
For a complete list of statewide drop-off locations, visit www.scbar.org/VAVdrive.
A free glimpse of the arts
The Columbia Museum of Art will offer two free admission days in the coming weeks, thanks to the generosity of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.
The museum will offer free admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, in appreciation of the support of the city of Columbia and Richland County and again 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Guests can enjoy the museum’s full collection and exhibitions, including “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera,” which was recently unveiled.
The museum is at 1515 Main St.