Iron chefs battle next Sunday

Lycoming Centre Presbyterian Church will challenge St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 5 p.m. next Sunday (March 17) at St. Mark’s, 142 Market St., in the third annual Iron Chef Williamsport competition.

A meal of bisque, sliced tenderloin of beef with Cabernet sauce, southern-style green beans and smashed sour cream and chive potatoes, with a chocolate indulgence for dessert, will be served to all those making reservations through St. Mark’s at 323-4619.

Once the meal has been served, the cooking challenge begins. St. Mark’s, headed by Pastor Kenneth Elkin, will square off against the Lycoming Centre, led by Jerry Fourroux.

In order for all those present to view the event, the contest will be projected on a large screen on stage. It also will be streamed live on the web at for those unable to attend.

Seventh-five percent of the $25 ticket cost will go directly to Family Promise of Lycoming County. Family Promise has been operating for three years and 13 congregations have hosted more than 50 families to date and many volunteers help at the day center. More than 600 volunteers countywide give their time to the ministry.

Iron Chef Williamsport has two aims: raise money and friends for the Family Promise program and to bring people together for mutual enjoyment and community-building in friendly competition.