Healthy eating cook-off winners.
Residents of three U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development assisted communities in Wilmington demonstrated their healthy cooking skills during a soup kickoff this month. A panel of six judges conducted taste tests for vegetable soup recipes that residents prepared. Six winners were selected and now their neighbors are asking for the recipes.
Winners, from left to right, include: Mary Oratorio (2nd Place winner and People's Choice Award Winner); Cora Jackson (3rd Place winner) ; Pearl Butler (Gold Medal Recipient); Chef Vince Scotto (one of the judges); Patty Bramente (1st Place winner); Mary Tyson (Gold Media Recipient); and Anne Govens (Gold Medal Recipient).
The event was one of a series of activities held as part of the Positive Points Program in apartment complexes managed by Arbor Management Company. Now in its seventh year, Positive Points has blossomed from a loose collection of educational enrichment programs for kids to involve teens, parents, and a number of Arbor's senior communities, leading to greater community interaction and helping to bridge the generation gap. Courage, character, commitment, creativity, communication and citizenship are the six pillars of the six-week summer educational/enrichment program for youth and seniors. The culminating activity for this summer's program will be a barbecue cookout later this month. Photo courtesy of Kathy Manuel, Arbor Management LLC.