First-ever 'Great Hotdish Bake-Off' a success
Former Senator Knute Nelson's birthday was celebrated in style Saturday at the first-ever Great Hotdish Bake-Off.
The event, sponsored by The Douglas County Historical Society and the Alexandria United Methodist Church, took place Feb. 2, the 176th birthday of Senator Nelson, at Broadway Ballroom.
There were seven teams serving up hotdish, as well as a silent auction and of course, birthday cake. The teams included Alexandria United Methodist Church, Knute Nelson, Evansville Care Campus, Lake Ida, West Moe Church, First Congregational United Church of Christ and volunteers of the Douglas County Historical Society.
The People's Choice Award went to Knute Nelson for its chicken bacon ranch hotdish, a favorite of the residents.
Carol Meyer, who helped to organize the bake-off, are hoping it turns into an annual event. Both were pleased with the turnout and said it will be held again next year the Saturday of Super Bowl weekend.