PACFI chili cookoff and auction raises over $32K

PHOTOS PROVIDED PACFI President Logan Roush shaves Paul Bottiger’s beard to raise more than $1,400. Bottiger, owner of Bing’s Auto LLC, agreed to the shave if auctioneer Clint Rockey could raise at least $1,000 from the crowd.
PHOTO PROVIDED Greg “Chili King” Martin from York, won first place in Hot Chili, second place in Other Chili and Best of Show at the event.

The Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc.’s, PACFI, annual Soups, Stews and Chili Too Cookoff and Auction held at the Mifflinburg Hotel/Scarlet D Tavern raised more than $32,000 for cystic fibrosis research and families in Pennsylvania affected by cystic fibrosis.

Clint Rockey, Rockey Auctions and auctioneer, partnered with Tory Berkheiser, K&S Music and announcer, handled bidding on 200 items, such as a carved bear by Greg Peachy, chainsaw artist, for $1,500; two Smoky Mountain getaways, for $875 each; and Paul Bottiger’s beard shaving from Bing’s Auto LLC, for $1,400. “Lungs for Logan,” a fundraiser for Logan Roush, president of PACFI, items raised $3,800 for Roush’s double lung transplant at Duke University Medical Center.

“Lungs for Logan” had 10 raffle items, the grand prize was a 2003 Nissan Murano or $2,500 donated by Bing’s Auto. The other winning items went to Nancy Wagner, $1,000; Tim Robertson, $500; Rebecca Foust, Yeti cooler; Ashley Kulp, beach bike; Kurt Keister, golf bag; Daphne Snook, lottery tree; Charity Stahl, primitive school bench; Donna Hornberger, Styles by Tiffany gift basket; and Brad Bilger, wine basket.

Greg Martin, “Chili King,” won first place for his hot chili, second in Other Chili and Best of Show.

PACFI is an independent, nonprofit and volunteer organization providing financial assistance, services and supports individuals and families affect by cystic fibrosis in PA and funds research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Virginia, Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota.