Wow! What a Day! Flan Fest 2013!

 It was a day to remember for flan lovers — from guava, coconut & brandy to "Put the Lime in the Coconut" and more.

Winners of the 2013 Flan Fest:

1st Place-Armando Delgado (#1)
2nd Place-Marlene Cooley (#8)

1st Place-Diana Diaz (#4-Pina Colada)
2nd Place-Norma Liza Betancourt (#10 Flan Cake)

Traditional, Nancy Gutierrez (#6)
Non-Traditional, Barbara Lence (#7)

Congratulations to all of the flantestants and especially to all the winners. See you next year!


E. G. Simmons Park chili cook-off this weekend!

They'll come out swinging with all their spices this Saturday at the 17th annual E. G. Simmons Park Chili Cook-off in Ruskin.

Approximately 12-15 participants will be competing during this outdoor event. Besides offering a chance to sample some hot chili recipes - which begins at noon - the event will include a classic car show hosted by the Sun City Center-based Roamin' Oldies auto club.

WHEN: Sat., Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: E. G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. N.W. Ruskin, FL

HOW MUCH: Cost is a $2.00 park entry fee per vehicle and $5.00 for a bowl to sample the chili.

WHY: The event raises money for the Friends of the Park

INFO:  (813) 671-7655.